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Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 (injection)

Generic Name: Influenza virus vaccine (injection) [IN-floo-EN-za-VYE-rus-VAK-seen]
The Brand Names are: Afluria PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Afluria Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Fluad Qurivalent Quadrivalent 2023-2024 Fluarix PF Quadrivalent in 2023-2024, Flublok Quadrivalent in 2023-2024… list all 34 names of brands.
Drug Class: Viral vaccines

What is the Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022?

Influenza virus (the flu") is a contagious illness that is caused by viruses and is transmitted between people via the air or surfaces. Flu symptoms include fever, chills, tiredness, pain, cough, sore throat, vomiting, and diarrhea. Flu can also cause sinus infections, ear infections, respiratory tract infections, or even severe complications like pneumonia.

Influenza is responsible for thousands of deaths every year, in addition to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations. Influenza is the most deadly for pregnant women, infants, older adults, and those who have fragile immune systems or other health issues like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer.

Afluria Qurivalent 2021–2022 is a vaccine for adults and children who are at least 6 months of age to protect against infections caused by the influenza virus. The vaccine helps your body build up immunity against the illness, but it does not help treat a chronic infection you are already suffering from.

Afluria Qurivalent 2021–2022 is developed each year to include certain strains of inactivated (killed) influenza virus, which are recommended by health officials for the year.

Injectable Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 (flu shot) is made up of "killed viruses. The medicine can also be found in a nasal spray that is also a "live virus" vaccine. This guideline for medication addresses only the injectable version of this vaccination.

As with all vaccines, Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 may not offer protection against illness to all people.

Side Effects of Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

It is not recommended to receive an additional vaccine 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 the Afluria Quadrivalent 2021-2022 later in the near future, you should inform your doctor if the shot caused any adverse effects.

Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 is composed of "killed viruses" and will not cause you to fall sick from the influenza virus. There are flu-like symptoms that can occur anytime during flu season and could be caused by different types of the influenza virus.

Consult your physician right away if you experience:

  • A sensation of lightheadedness, as if you're about to die.
  • Extreme weakness or an unusual sensation in your legs and arms;
  • Tingling, pain, numbness, burning, or prickly sensation;
  • Problems with hearing, vision, or
  • A fever greater than 101 F.

 Adverse Effects:

  • Redness, pain, swelling, tenderness, bleeding, or a large lump in the area where the shot was administered
  • Insomnia, vomiting;
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache, tiredness.
  • Cry, irritability cry, or sleepiness in children.
  • This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding the medical effects of this medication. You can report adverse reactions to Health and Human Services at 1-800-822-7967. US Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-822-7967.

Warnings

Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 is a mixture of "killed viruses" and will not cause you to get sick with the flu.

 Before You Take This Drug

You might not be able to get this vaccination if you're allergic to eggs or if you've ever suffered an extremely severe reaction to a flu vaccine.

Contact your healthcare provider for a vaccination if you are:

  • An immune system that is weak (caused by illness or the use of certain medications) or
  • An underlying background with Guillain-Barre syndrome (within six weeks of receiving a vaccine against influenza).

It is still possible to receive the vaccine even if you have a mild illness. In the event of an even more serious illness, like a fever or other type of illness, wait until you recover before you can receive the vaccine.

Inform your doctor about vaccinations when you're breastfeeding or pregnant.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest pregnant women receive an influenza shot in any of the trimesters of pregnancy to safeguard them and their infants from the flu. A nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine is not advised for use in the midst of pregnancy.

How to Take This Drug?

Certain types of this vaccination are developed for adults, not children. The doctor who administers your child's vaccine can suggest the best Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 brand for your child.

This vaccine is administered by injection (shot) into the muscle. Children aged 6 months to 8 years old might require another shot against the flu 4 weeks after having received the first shot.

The Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 is typically delivered in the month of October or November. Follow your doctor's advice or the schedule suggested by the regional health center.

Because the Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022 vaccine is developed every year to target specific strains of influenza, it is recommended to be vaccinated against influenza each year.

What Happens If I Miss a dose?

Consult your physician if you do not receive your annual flu shot in the months of October and November or 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 not likely to occur.

What Should Be Avoided?

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

Interaction With Other Drugs

If you're taking any of these medicines or treatments, you might not be able to receive the vaccine or require waiting until other treatments have been completed.

  • Steroid medicine.
  • Medication to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other conditions that cause autoimmune disease.
  • Medications for treating or preventing the risk of organ transplant rejection.

This list isn't complete. Other medications can influence Afluria Quadrivalent 2021–2022. This includes medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, vitamins, and herbal products. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are included.

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