Afluria® Influenza Vaccines
CSL Seqirus's Afluria® Quadrivalent is an inactivated egg-based influenza vaccine designed to protect against four flu viruses, including two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Afluria Quadrivalent is an influenza vaccine for people six months and older. For intramuscular injection only, by needle and syringe (6 months and older) or by PharmaJet® Stratis® Needle-Free Injection System (18 through 64 years); Afluria Quadrivalent is supplied in 3 product presentations: as a package of ten 0.5-mL prefilled needleless syringes or as a 5-mL multidose vial; Administer Afluria Quadrivalent as a 0.25-mL dose for patients 6-35 months of age and as a 0.5-ml dose for patients 36 months of age and older; Both the multidose vial and prefilled syringe presentations are not made with natural rubber latex; The prefilled syringe presentation is preservative-free.
On October 10, 2022, Pediatrics published the results of a clinical trial demonstrating the safety and Immunogenicity of Aflura compared to an egg-based influenza vaccine. The study results concluded that Afluria was well-tolerated and immune responses were similar to a US-licensed QIV.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee announced on March 7, 2023, the influenza vaccine strains for the 2023-2024 flu season in the Northern Hemisphere. On June 30, 2023, the FDA issued BL 125254/838. On July 3, 2023, the FDA published BL 125254, Afluria Quadrivalent, and Afluria Quadrivalent Southern Hemisphere. On February 8, 2024, Seqirus announced it intends to remove the B/Yamagata influenza virus strain from all influenza vaccines distributed in the United States.
New Jersey-based CSL Seqirus US is a leader in the fight against influenza with an innovative portfolio of influenza products. As part of the CSL Group (ASX: CSL; USOTC: CSLLY), Seqirus draws on over a century of experience in influenza vaccines. From 1916 to today, CSL has been driven by the promise to save lives using the latest technologies.
Afluria Quadrivalent Vaccine Price
Seqirus USA, Inc. provides a coding and billing guide for healthcare providers. The CDC vaccine price list indicates this flu shot will range from $18.52 to $20.03. The U.S. CDC confirmed that the Vaccines For Children program is federally funded and provides vaccines and medicines to children at no cost.
Afluria Quadrivalent Vaccine Indication
Afluria Quadrivalent is indicated in people six months of age and older for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza A subtype vid type B viruses contained in the vaccine.
Afluria Quadrivalent Vaccine Dosage
Afluria is administered as an intramuscular injection by needle and syringe (6 months+) or by PharmaJet®Stratis® Needle-Free Injection System (18 through 64 years). Store AFLURIA QUADRIVALENT refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Protect from light. Do not freeze. Discard if the vaccine has been frozen. Please, do not use it after the expiration date. Afluria Quadrivalent Side Effects
Afluria Quadrivalent is generally well-tolerated; however, if you or your loved one has an adverse reaction to the vaccine, that information should be reported to VAERS, a U.S. passive reporting system, meaning it relies on individuals to send in reports of their experiences to a vaccine. Anyone can submit a report to VAERS, including parents and patients. Furthermore, healthcare providers are required by law to report to VAERS.
Afluria Quadrivalent Vaccine News
September 12, 2023 - Physicians can choose from up to nine different influenza vaccines for the 2023-2024 flu season now that the CDC has published a report and summary of recommendations from the ACIP for preventing and controlling seasonal influenza.
July 17, 2023 - Dave Ross, Vice President, North America Commercial Operations, CSL Seqirus, said in a press release, "Influenza vaccination is critical in reducing flu-related hospitalizations and overall disease burden.17 At CSL Seqirus, we're committed to working with our public health partners to do what we can to help drive vaccination rates at least back up to pre-pandemic levels."
October 10, 2022 - The journal Pediatrics reported on a clinical trial comparing Afluria with an egg-based flu vaccine. The trial results confirmed that the QIVc vaccine was just as effective and safe as the QIV vaccine for young children.
July 11, 2022 - CSL Seqirus announced they have begun shipping 55 million doses of their influenza offerings to the U.S.
August 18, 2021 - The U.S. FDA confirmed that it has released Afluria Quadrivalent flu vaccine lots, which are available for distribution by the manufacturers.
September 16, 2020 - The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine influenza immunization of all children without medical contraindications, starting at six months of age.
Afluria Quadrivalent Vaccine Clinical Trials
Afluria Quadrivalent has been involved in 12 studies.