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2013/2014 Flu Vaccine Information

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

The Centers for Disease Control has announced the following information regarding ordering the 2013-2014 flu vaccine:

The 2013-2014 influenza vaccine can be ordered at this time from manufacturers and distributors.

As the 2012-2013 flu season has shown, it is important to pre-book vaccine as soon as it is available. Most of the flu vaccine offered for the 2013-2014 season will be trivalent (three component).

  • Trivalent vaccine offers important protection from flu.
  • Some quadrivalent (four-component) vaccine will be available as well according to manufacturers; however, supplies are expected to be limited.
  • All nasal spray vaccine is expected to be quadrivalent, however, this makes up only a small portion of total vaccine availability.
  • Ordering flu vaccine should not be delayed if quadrivalent flu vaccine is not available.

More information is available on the CDC website.