INFLUENZA (FLUZONE: HIGH DOSE) VACCINE

VACCINE USAGE: Fluzone High-Dose is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B virus contained in the vaccine.

VACCINE DOSAGE: a single 0.5 mL dose for intramuscular injection in adults 65 years of age and older.

VACCINE INGEDIENTS: formaldehyde, octylphenol ethoxylate (Triton X-100), gelatin (standard trivalent formulation only), thimerosal (multi-dose vial only), egg protein, phosphate buffers, sucrose.

ADVERSE VACCINE REACTIONS: myalgia, malaise, headache, fever, thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, anaphylaxis, ocular hyperemia, Guillain-Barre syndrome, convulsions, Bell’s palsy, brachial neuritis, syncope (shortly after vaccination), dizziness, rhinitis, cough, wheezing, chest pain, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, chills.