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FluLaval PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024 (injection)

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine (injection) [ IN-flew-EN-za-VYE-rus-VAK-seen ]
Brand names: Afluria PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024, Afluria Quadrivalent 2023-2024, Fluad Quadrivalent PF 2023-2024, Fluarix PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024, Flublok Quadrivalent 2023-2024
Drug class: Viral vaccines

What is FluLaval PF quadrivalent 2023-2024?

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious illness caused by a viral infection that can be spread through air or surfaces. The flu symptoms include fevers, chills and fatigue, aches and pains, sore neck, coughs, nausea and diarrhea. Flu can cause ear infections and sinus infections. It may also lead to bronchitis or more serious complications like pneumonia. Influenza is responsible for thousands of deaths and hospitalizations each year. Children, pregnant women and older adults are at greatest risk, as well as people with weak immune system or other health conditions such heart diseases or cancer. FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024 can be used by adults and children aged at least six months to prevent influenza virus infection. This vaccine will help your body build immunity against the virus, but it won't treat an infection that you have already.

FluLaval PF quadrivalent 2023-2024, re-developed every year, contains specific strains (killed or inactivated) of flu virus recommended by the public health officials that year. FluLaval PF quadrivalent injectable 2023-2024 is made of "killed virus." This medicine is available as a nasal spray, which is "live virus" vaccination. The information in this medication guide is only for the injectable version of this vaccine. FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024, like any other vaccine, may not protect everyone from illness.

Side effects of FluLaval PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024

If you experience any of the following signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of lips, face, tongue or throat. Seek medical assistance immediately! If you experienced an adverse reaction after taking your first dose, do not receive booster shots. Keep a record of all side effects. You will need to inform the vaccine provider of any side effects you experienced after receiving the FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024. FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024 contains "killed" viruses and won't make you sick with flu virus. You can have flu-like symptoms any time of the year, which may be caused by another strain of influenza virus.

FluLaval PF Quadrivalent 2023-2024 may cause serious side effects. If any are observed:

  • Feeling light-headed as though they could faint is one of the hallmarks of illness, while dizziness may follow suit.
  • You may experience a sudden and severe feeling of weakness in your arms or legs.
  • Feelings of numbness or pain;
  • Hearing or vision problems
  • A fever above 101 degrees F

FluLaval PF quadrivalent 2023-2024 can cause the following side effects:

  • Pain, redness or tenderness; swelling, bruising or a lump at the site of the injection.
  • Diarrhoea, loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain;
  • Headache, tiredness;
  • In a child, fussiness, crying or drowsiness are common.

There may be other side effects. For medical advice on side effects, call your doctor. Report side effects of vaccines to the US Department of Health and Human Services by calling 1-800-822-7967.


FluLaval Quadrivalent is made of "killed virus" and won't make you sick with flu.

Before you take this drug

This vaccine may not be available to you if your allergy to eggs or previous severe reactions to flu vaccines.

If you:

  • An impaired immune system, due to disease or certain medications.
  • A history of Guillain Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of receiving the flu vaccine.

If you are suffering from a minor cold, it is still possible to receive a vaccination. Wait until you are better if you have a severe illness, such as a fever, or an infection of any kind. Inform your vaccine provider if pregnant or nursing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women who are pregnant get a flu vaccine during any trimester to protect their babies and themselves from the flu. It is not recommended that pregnant women use the nasal spray version of the influenza vaccine.

How to take FluLaval PF quadrivalent 2023-2024?

This vaccine is not recommended for children. Your child's vaccine provider can recommend which FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024 is best for your child. This vaccine is administered as an injection into a muscle. A second vaccine may be needed for children aged 6 months to 8 after the first one. FluLaval PF quadrivalent 2023-2024 can be administered in November or October. You can follow the instructions of your doctor or those recommended by your local department of health. FluLaval Quadrivalent 2023-2024, which is developed each year to target specific strains of flu, should be administered every year.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you have forgotten to get your annual flu shot in November or October, or if you or your child has missed a booster dose, call your doctor.

What happens if I overdose?

It is very unlikely that this vaccine will cause an overdose.

What should be avoided?

If your vaccine provider has given you any instructions regarding restrictions in food, beverage, or activity, follow them.

Interaction with other drug

You may be unable to get the vaccine if you are taking any of these drugs, or you may have to wait until your other treatments are complete.

  • Steroid medicine;
  • Treatment of autoimmune diseases or psoriasis.
  • Medicines to treat or prevent transplant

This list is incomplete. FluLaval Quadrivalent may be affected by other drugs, such as prescription and over-the counter medicines, vitamin and herb products. This list does not include all drug interaction.