Medication Monitor



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July 18, 2011

Influenza vaccines for 2011–12 season

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

Uses:

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.