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