Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
July 18, 2011

Influenza vaccines for 2011–12 season

(Multiple products—Multiple manufacturers)
Vaccines approved for upcoming flu season


Prevention of influenza

FDA announced that the 2011–12 influenza vaccines have been approved. Six manufacturers will produce and distribute the vaccines in the U.S. These include Afluria by CSL Limited; Fluarix by GlaxoSmithKline; FluLaval by ID Biomedical Corporation; FluMist by MedImmune ; Fluvirin by Novartis; and Fluzone, Fluzone High-Dose, and Fluzone Intradermal by sanofi pasteur. The three strains selected for the upcoming season include A/California/7/09 (H1N1)-like virus (pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus), A/Perth /16/2009 (H3N2)-like virus, and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus.