Impact of the Flu

Don't underestimate the seriousness of flu

Although most people recover from fever and other symptoms in a week without requiring medical attention, some may suffer from a more severe illness or even death, especially if they are considered high risk.1

People at high risk for complications from the flu are1:

Young children

Older adults (65+)

People with weakened
immune systems

The flu can be deadly! In a study of 30 flu seasons
in the United States from 1976 to
2006, the number of flu-related
deaths ranged from 3000
to 49,000 during each
flu season.2

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References: 1. World Health Organization. Influenza (seasonal). http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs211/en/. Updated March 2014. Accessed November 19, 2015. 2. Key facts about influenza (flu) & flu vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm. Updated August 7, 2015. Accessed November 19, 2015. 3. Key facts about seasonal flu vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm#give-me-flu. Updated October 2, 2015. Accessed November 19, 2015.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT® (Influenza Vaccine)?

FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine that helps protect against influenza (flu). FLUCELVAX is for people aged 4 and older. Vaccination with FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT may not protect all people who receive the vaccine.

Who should not get FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?

You should not get FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT® (Influenza Vaccine)?

FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine that helps protect against influenza (flu). FLUCELVAX is for people aged 4 and older. Vaccination with FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT may not protect all people who receive the vaccine.

Who should not get FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?

You should not get FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

Who may not be able to get FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?

Tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (severe muscle weakness) after getting a flu shot
  • have ever fainted after receiving an injection

What if I have a weakened immune system?

Tell your healthcare provider if you have problems with your immune system, as your immune response to the vaccine may be less.

What are the most common side effects of FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?

  • pain or redness where you got the shot
  • headache
  • tiredness
  • muscle aches
  • feeling unwell (malaise)

These are not all of the possible side effects of FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT. You can ask your healthcare provider for a complete list of possible side effects.

Ask your healthcare provider for advice about any side effects that concern you. You may report side effects to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) by calling 1-800-822-7967 or by going to http://vaers.hhs.gov.

To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Seqirus at 1-855-358-8966 or VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 and http://vaers.hhs.gov.

Please see accompanying US full Prescribing Information for FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT.