Flu protection for people aged 65+
FLUAD contains the flu strains recommended for the current flu season, and it has something more: an adjuvant called MF59®.1 MF59 contains squalene, an oil that naturally occurs in the body.2
In clinical tests, FLUAD was shown to provide a strong immune response to certain influenza strains in people aged 65 years and older.1 FLUAD was also found to be immunogenic against the “A” strain of influenza that has caused the majority of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from the flu.1,3-8
FLUAD was shown to be well tolerated in clinical trials. In the clinical trial, the most common side effects of FLUAD were pain and tenderness where the shot was given, along with muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. These side effects were mild to moderate and went away in a few days.1
FLUAD is given to adults aged 65 years and older as a single injection in the muscle.1
FLUAD is used around the world. It is approved in more than 30 countries, and over 81 million doses have been distributed worldwide since 1997.9
To inform yourself even more about the flu, and FLUAD, we invite you to read on.