What is FLUAD? FLUAD is a vaccine that helps protect against the flu. FLUAD is for people aged 65 years and older. Vaccination with FLUAD may not protect all people who receive the vaccine.
Who should not get FLUAD? You should not get FLUAD if you have had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine in the past, including egg protein, or a severe reaction to a previous influenza vaccine.
Who may not be able to get FLUAD? Tell your health care provider if you:
Have ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (severe muscle weakness) after getting a flu shot. The decision to give FLUAD should be made by your health care provider, based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.
Have an allergy to rubber latex. FLUAD does not contain latex, but the tip cap of the prefilled syringe contains latex, which may cause an allergic reaction in persons sensitive to latex.
What if I have a weakened immune system? Tell your health care provider if you have problems with your immune system, as your immune response to the vaccine may be reduced.
What are the most common side effects of FLUAD?
Pain or tenderness where you got the shot
These are not all of the possible side effects of FLUAD. You can ask your health care provider for a complete list of possible side effects.
Ask your health care 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 Inc., at 1-855-358-8966 or VAERS at 1-800-822-7967 and http://vaers.hhs.gov/.