Flu Vaccine (cont.)
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Viral Strains and Producers of the Seasonal Flu Vaccines for 2015-2016
The following is the composition of the 2015-2016 vaccines as recommended by the FDA:
The following is a list of the FDA-approved seasonal (2015-2016 flu season) vaccines and the companies that name and manufacture them as of August 2015:
Caregivers are strongly advised to read the package inserts to check for indications and contraindications before administering any type of vaccine, especially new vaccines, as sometimes the indications for use and contraindications change. Readers are advised to view an extensive table (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/
In August 2014, the FDA approved use of a jet injector for flu vaccination. The jet injector uses high-pressure fluid to penetrate the skin instead of a hypodermic needle and can be powered by gas or springs. A trivalent vaccine (Afluria) is used in the injector and can be used in people 18-64 years of age.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/15/2015
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