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Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022 (injection)

Generic Name: Influenza virus vaccine (injection) [IN-floo-EN-za-VYE-rus-VAK-seen]
Names of Brands: Afluria PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Afluria Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Fluad the Quadrivalent, PF, from 2023–2024 Fluarix PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Flublok Quadrivalent 2023-2024… display all 34 names of brands
Drug Class: Viral vaccines

What is Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022?

Influenza virus (the flu") is an infectious disease that is brought on by an infection that is transmitted from one person to the next through the air or surfaces. The symptoms of the flu include fever, chills, fatigue, pain, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, and vomiting. The flu may also trigger sinus infections as well as ear infections, respiratory tract infections, or even serious complications, such as pneumonia.

Influenza is responsible for thousands of deaths every year, along with many thousands of hospitalizations. Influenza is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, infants, or older adults, as well as those with fragile immune systems or medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer.

Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 is intended for the use of children and adults who are at least six months old to protect against the spread of infection caused by the influenza virus. The vaccine can help your body create an immunity to the virus, but it is not able to treat an active infection you are already suffering from.

Afluria Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 has been redeveloped each year, containing specific strains of the inactivated (killed) influenza virus that are suggested by public health officials for the year.

The injectable Afluria pediatric quadrivalent from 2021 to 22 (flu shot) is a product made of "killed viruses. The medicine is also available in nasal spray form, which is also a "live virus" vaccine. This guideline for medication addresses only the injectable version of this vaccination.

As with all vaccines, Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 will not offer protection against disease to all people.

Side Effects of Afluria Pediatric Quadrivalent PF 2021-2022

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. It is not recommended to take a booster vaccination when you experience an allergy that is life-threatening following the first vaccination.

Note down any and all adverse effects you experience. If you are given an Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022 in the near future, it is important to inform the vaccine provider that the shot you received previously caused any adverse side effects.

Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022 is a mixture of "killed viruses" and will not cause you to get sick from the influenza virus. It is possible to experience flu-like symptoms at any point during the flu season, which could be caused by different types of the influenza virus.

 Adverse Effects:

  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're passing out.
  • Extreme weakness or a strange sensation in your legs and arms.
  • Numbness, pain, tingling, burning, or prickly sensation.
  • Hearing or vision problems.
  • A fever that is higher than 101 F.
  • Discomfort, redness, pain, swelling, bruising, or a hard lump at the site where the shot was given.
  • Loss of appetite, diarrhea.
  • Muscle pain.
  • Headache, tiredness.
  • Crying, fussy tears, or the feeling of drowsiness in children.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding the medical effects of a vaccine. You can report adverse effects to the US Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-800-822-7967.


Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022 is composed of "killed viruses" and will not cause you to fall sick with the flu virus.

Before you take this drug

You might not be eligible to receive this vaccination if you're allergic to eggs or if you've experienced an extremely allergic reaction to the influenza vaccine.

Inform your doctor about the following:

  • A weak immune system (caused by illness or taking certain medicines) or
  • A background with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (within six weeks of having had a flu shot).

You may still get the vaccine even if you've got just a mild flu. In the event of an illness that is more severe, such as a fever or other form of illness, wait until you are better before receiving the vaccine.

Inform your doctor about vaccinations, whether you are nursing or pregnant.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that pregnant women receive an influenza shot in any of the trimesters of pregnancy to safeguard them and their infants from the effects of the flu. The nasal spray type of the influenza vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women.

How to take Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021-2022

Certain kinds of this vaccination are developed to be used by adults and not by children. Your child's doctor will recommend the most effective Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 vaccine for your child. This vaccine is given by injection (shot) into the muscle.

Children aged 6 months to 8 years might require a follow-up shot four weeks after having received the first vaccination. The Afluria Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 is typically administered in the months of October and November. Follow the instructions of your physician or the schedule suggested by the regional health authority. Because the Afluria PF Pediatric Quadrivalent 2021–2022 has been redeveloped each year to detect certain strains of influenza, it is recommended to be vaccinated against influenza each year.

What happens if i miss a dose?

Contact your doctor if you did not receive your annual vaccination against the flu in October or November. Also, if you notice that your child isn't receiving a booster shot.

What happens if I overdose?

A dose of the vaccine that is too high is highly unlikely.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your vaccine provider regarding any restrictions on food, drinks, or any activity.

Interaction with other drugs

If you're taking one of these drugs that are listed above, you might not be able to get the vaccine or have to wait until other treatments have been completed.

  • Steroid medicine.
  • Medicines to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other conditions that cause autoimmune disease, as well as.
  • Drugs for treating or preventing the risk of organ transplant rejection.

This list is not exhaustive. Other medications can impact Afluria Pediatric Quadrivalent in 2021–2022. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and other herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. are listed here.