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Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza
Date:7/27/2009

into the development of several new technologies and formulations to meet public health needs in immunization patients of all ages. Sanofi Pasteur has developed a high-dose formulation of Fluzone vaccine, Fluzone High-Dose that is intended for immunization of adults 65 years of age and older. A biological license application supplement for Fluzone High-Dose vaccine has been filed with the FDA and is under review.

Important Information

Fluzone vaccine is given for active immunization in persons 6 months of age and older against influenza virus types A and B contained in the vaccine.

Side effects to Fluzone vaccine are soreness at the injection site that can last up to 2 days, pain, and swelling; fever, fatigue, and muscular pain. Other side effects may occur. Fluzone vaccine should not be administered to anyone with a history of serious allergic reaction to any vaccine component, including eggs, egg products, or thimerosal (the only Fluzone vaccine product containing thimerosal is the multi-dose vial), or to persons who have been previously diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). If you notice any other problems or symptoms following vaccination, please contact your health-care professional immediately. Vaccination with Fluzone vaccine may not protect all individuals.

For more information about Fluzone vaccine, talk to your health-care professional. The full Prescribing Information for Fluzone vaccine is available at http://www.Fluzone.com.

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