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DOSING & ADMINISTRATION

The same dose (0.5-mL) for all your recommended patients (aged 6 months and older).1,2

Rely on one prefilled syringe (PFS) of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT to cover all recommended ages.1,2

One dose or 2 doses (0.5-mL each) depending on vaccination history as per the annual Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation on prevention and control of influenza with vaccines. If 2 doses, administer each 0.5-mL dose at least 4 weeks apart.

Administering
FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT
  • Administer this product intramuscularly1
  • Do not administer this product intravenously, intradermally, or subcutaneously1
Storing
FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT
  • FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT should be refrigerated between 36°F and 46°F (2°C-8°C). Do not freeze1
Key facts about vaccination errors
  • According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), the wrong vaccine being administered is one of the most common vaccination errors reported4,
  • In a recent Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) report, of the flu vaccine administration errors submitted to the ISMP, administration of a vaccine not indicated for the patient's age group is the most common5,

With FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT, you can vaccinate all recommended patients (6 months +) with the same dose (0.5-mL)1,2

Please note that there are no data demonstrating that the use of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT reduces administration errors.

†Reported years 2000-2013. N (total errors reported)=21,843.
‡Institute for Safe Medication Practices National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program.

References:

  1. Prescribing Information for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT.
  2. Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ, Broder KR, et al. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, 2018-19 influenza season. MMWR. 2018;67(3):1-20. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/rr/pdfs/rr6703a1-H.pdf. Published August 24, 2018. February 6, 2019.
  3. American Medical Association. Current Procedural Terminology 2018: Standard Edition. Abraham M, Ahlman JT, Boudreau AJ, et al, eds. Chicago, IL: AMA Press; 2019.
  4. Hibbs BF, Moro PL, Lewis P, Miller ER, Shimabukuro TT. Vaccination errors reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, (VAERS) United States, 2000-2013. Vaccine. 2015;33(28):3171-3178.
  5. Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Frequently reported vaccine errors to ISMP VERP. Pharm Today. 2016;22(1):72. https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(15)00033-X/fulltext. February 6, 2019.
  6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Influenza: about flu. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html. Reviewed September 5, 2019. Accessed November 18, 2019.
  7. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimated influenza illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States - 2017-2018 influenza season. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018.htm. Accessed February 6, 2019.
  8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimates of flu vaccination coverage among children - United States, 2017-18 flu season. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1718estimates-children.htm. Accessed February 6, 2019.
  9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People 65 years and older & influenza. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/65over.htm. Updated September 4, 2018. Accessed February 6, 2019.
  10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. People at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm. Updated August 27, 2018. Accessed February 6, 2019.

INDICATION

FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B viruses contained in the vaccine. FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is approved for use in persons aged 6 months and older.

Important Safety Information for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT

  • Do not administer FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT to anyone with a history of severe allergic reactions (eg, anaphylaxis) to any component of the vaccine, including egg protein, or following a previous dose of any influenza vaccine
  • If Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within 6 weeks of receipt of a prior influenza vaccine, the decision to give FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks
  • Syncope (fainting) can occur in association with administration of injectable vaccines, including FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT. Procedures should be in place to avoid falling injury and to restore cerebral perfusion following syncope
  • If FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is administered to immunosuppressed persons, including individuals receiving immunosuppressive therapy, the immune response may be lower than in immunocompetent persons
  • In clinical trials with FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT in adults, the most common solicited local adverse reaction was pain and the most common systemic adverse reactions were muscle aches, headache, and fatigue. In children 6 through 35 months of age, the most common solicited local adverse reactions were pain and redness and the most common systemic adverse reactions were irritability, loss of appetite, and drowsiness. In children 3 through 17 years of age, the solicited local adverse reactions were pain, redness, and swelling. In children 3 through 5 years of age, the most common systemic adverse reactions were drowsiness, irritability, and loss of appetite. In children 6 through 17 years of age, the most common systemic adverse reactions were fatigue, muscle aches, headache, arthralgia, and gastrointestinal symptoms. (See Adverse Reactions section of the Prescribing Information for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT for other potential adverse reactions and events)
  • Vaccination with FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT may not result in protection in all vaccine recipients

Please see full Prescribing Information for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT.

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