Indications and Usage

Indications and Usage1

FLUVIRIN® (Influenza Virus Vaccine) is an inactivated influenza virus vaccine indicated for immunization of persons 4 years of age and older against influenza virus disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the vaccine1.

FLUVIRIN® is not indicated for children less than 4 years of age because there is evidence of diminished immune response in this age group.

Important Safety Information

FLUVIRIN® should not be administered to anyone with known systemic hypersensitivity reactions to egg proteins (egg or egg products), or to any component of FLUVIRIN®, or who has had a life-threatening reaction to previous influenza vaccinations.

If Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within 6 weeks of receipt of prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give FLUVIRIN® should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.

If FLUVIRIN® is administered to immunocompromised persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressive therapy, the expected immune response may not be obtained. Prior to administration of any dose of FLUVIRIN®, the healthcare provider should review the patient’s prior immunization history for possible adverse events, to determine the existence of any contraindication to immunization with FLUVIRIN® and to allow an assessment of benefits and risks. Appropriate medical treatment and supervision must be available to manage possible anaphylactic reactions following administration of the vaccine.

The tip caps of the FLUVIRIN® prefilled syringes may contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions in latex sensitive individuals.

Vaccination with FLUVIRIN® may not protect all individuals. In clinical trials, the most common adverse events in adults were headache, fatigue, injection site reaction (pain, mass, redness, and induration), and malaise.


  1. FLUVIRIN® (package insert). Cambridge, MA.