Talking with your Doctor

Talking with your healthcare provider

Discussion guide

When you see your doctor or when you’re at the pharmacy to get your annual flu shot, here are a few questions about the flu and FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT® (Influenza Vaccine) you may
want to discuss:

01no What are the most common
symptoms of the flu?
02no What are the best ways to protect
myself from getting the flu?
03no When does flu season begin?
04no When is the best time for me to get
an annual flu shot?
05no How is FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT
different from other flu vaccines?
06no What are the differences between
cell culture-based flu vaccines and
egg-based flu vaccines?
07no What are the most common
adverse events associated with
FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?
08no What is the difference between
FLUCELVAX and
FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT?
09no Does FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT
contain latex?
10no Does FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT
contain preservatives or antibiotics?
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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.