FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT® (Influenza Vaccine) is the first and only cell culture-based flu vaccine in the United States to help offer protection against 4 flu virus strains for people aged 4 years and older.1,2
It’s the evolution of FLUCELVAX, a flu shot made by cell culture technology that helps protect against 3 strains of the flu.3
FLUCELVAX was the first FDA-approved flu vaccine to use cells, instead of chicken eggs, and represented the first major advance in flu vaccine manufacturing technology since flu vaccine production began in the 1930s.3,5 FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is made the same way.1
Well, this modern manufacturing process allows us to make a flu shot that is antibiotic free, helps protect against 4 flu strains, and is well tolerated.1 FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is also preservative and latex free.1
is a flu vaccine for people aged
4 years and older that is made from inactivated (dead) flu viruses.
It helps protect against the same
4 strains as traditional egg-based quadrivalent flu vaccines and is antibiotic, latex, and preservative free.1
An annual flu shot is the single best way to help protect yourself and those around
you against the flu.6 If you’re ready to get vaccinated this flu season,
FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT, the flu shot that:
Is made for people aged 4 years and older1
Demonstrated immunogenicity and safety in children and adults1
Contains the same 4 flu strains as flu shots made in chicken eggs1
Does not contain antibiotics, preservatives, or latex1
Is made in the USA using modern cell culture technology7
References: 1. FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT [package insert]. Holly Springs, NC: Seqirus Inc; 2016. 2. US Food and Drug Administration. FDA approves first seasonal influenza vaccine manufactured using cell culture technology. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm328982.htm. Updated 2012. Accessed September 9, 2015. 3. FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT [package insert]. Holly Springs, NC: Seqirus Inc; 2016. 4. Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy. The compelling need for game-changing influenza vaccines: an analysis of the influenza vaccine enterprise and recommendations for the future.http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/downloads/ccivi_report.pdf. Updated 2012. Accessed November 24, 2015. 5. Artenstein AW, Opal JM, Opal SM, Tramont EC, Peter G, Russell PK. History of US military contributions to the study of vaccines against infectious diseases. Mil Med. 2005;170(suppl 4):3-11. 6. 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. 7. US Department of Health and Human Services. A milestone in protection from influenza. http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2014pres/06/20140617a.html. Updated 2014. Accessed September 9, 2015.
FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine that helps protect against influenza (flu). FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT 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