AAP & ACIP RECOMMENDED

FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is the only intranasal needle-free flu vaccine recommended by the AAP and ACIP1-3

  • The AAP and ACIP recommend that any licensed influenza vaccine given as indicated for age and health status can be used to protect children against influenza in 2019/20201,2
  • The AAP has endorsed the CDC and ACIP 2019 child and adolescent immunization schedule4,5
    • The childhood and adolescent immunization schedules are revised annually to reflect current recommendations for the use of vaccines licensed by the FDA. The 2019 immunization schedule has been approved by the AAP, ACIP and the CDC, AAFP and ACOG4


The AAP and ACIP are aligned on the importance of flu vaccination1,2

AAFP=American Academy of Family Physicians, AAP=American Academy of Pediatrics, ACIP=Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, ACOG=American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION


  • FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is contraindicated in persons who have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, anaphylaxis) to any vaccine component, including egg protein, or after a previous dose of any influenza vaccine, and in children and adolescents receiving concomitant aspirin or aspirin-containing therapy
  • In clinical trials, the risks of hospitalization and wheezing were increased in children <24 months of age who received trivalent FluMist
  • Children <5 years of age with recurrent wheezing and persons of any age with asthma may be at increased risk of wheezing following FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT administration. FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT has not been studied in persons with severe asthma or active wheezing
  • If Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within 6 weeks of any prior influenza vaccination, the decision to give FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks
  • FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT has not been studied in immunocompromised persons
  • The safety of FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT in individuals with underlying medical conditions predisposing them to wild-type influenza infection complications has not been established
  • Appropriate medical treatment and supervision must be available to manage possible anaphylactic reactions following administration of the vaccine
  • FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT may not protect all individuals receiving the vaccine
  • The most common solicited adverse reactions (occurring ≥10% in vaccine recipients and at least 5% greater than in placebo) reported were runny nose or nasal congestion in persons 2-49 years, fever >100°F in children 2-6 years, and sore throat in adults 18-49 years. Among children 2-17 years who received FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT, 32% reported runny nose or nasal congestion and 7% reported fever >100°F. Among adults 18-49 years who received FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT, 44% reported runny nose or nasal congestion and 19% reported sore throat

FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine indicated for active immunization of persons 2-49 years of age for the prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B viruses contained in the vaccine. FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is for intranasal administration only.

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