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Vaccine Information

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information

This year’s quadrivalent influenza vaccine has been standardized according to U.S. Public Health Service Requirements and includes the following strains:

  • An A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1) pdm09-like virus: Fluarix: IVR-190; Flucelvax: A/Idaho/07/2018);
  • An H3N2-like virus: Fluarix: A/Kansas/14/2017 NYMC X-327; Flucelvax: A/Indiana/08/2018);
  • a B Victoria lineage, B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus: Fluarix: B/Maryland/15/2016 NYMC BX-69A; Flucelvax: B/Iowa/06/2017);
  • a B Yamagata lineage strain: Fluarix: B/Phuket/3073/2013; Flucelvax: B/Singapore/INFTT-16-0610/2016

This year’s high-dose influenza vaccine, approved for use in persons 65 years of age and older, has been standardized according to U.S. Public Health Service Requirements and includes the following strains:

  • A/Brisbane/02/2018 IVR-190 (H1N1)
  • A/Kansas/14/2017 X-327 (H3N2)
  • B/Maryland/15/2016 BX-69A (B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus, B Victoria lineage)

Stanford University Occupational Health Center

Fluarix Quadrivalent vaccine, single-dose vials, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Contains NO preservatives (i.e. thimerosol) and NO latex
  • Prepared from virus propagated in embryonated chicken eggs
  • Residual gentamicin, hydrocortisone, ovalbumin, and formaldehyde may be present in trace amounts from the manufacturing process
  • Pregnancy Category B

Flucelvax Quadrivalent vaccine, single-dose vials, Seqirus

  • Contains NO preservatives (ie thimerosol) and NO latex
  • Prepared from cell culture rather than embryonated chicken eggs
  • NO antibiotics are used in manufacturing process
  • Pregnancy Category B

Fluzone High-Dose Trivalent vaccine, single-dose vials, Sanofi Pasteur

  • Approved for use in persons 65 years of age and older
  • Contains NO preservatives (ie thimerosol) and NO latex
  • Prepared from virus propagated in embryonated chicken eggs
  • NO antibiotics are used in manufacturing process

Vaden Health Center

Fluarix Quadrivalent vaccine, single-dose vials, GlaxoSmithKline

  • Contains NO preservatives (i.e. thimerosol) and NO latex
  • Prepared from virus propagated in embryonated chicken eggs
  • Residual gentamicin, hydrocortisone, ovalbumin, and formaldehyde may be present in trace amounts from the manufacturing process
  • Pregnancy Category B
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