IT’S NEVER TOO
LATE TO GET
A FLU SHOT

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO GET A FLU SHOT

Nothing can help protect you from the flu better than getting a flu shot each and every year.

That’s why it’s recommended that people 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, get vaccinated annually.

IN ADDITION TO VACCINATION,

5 HEALTHY HABITS
TO HELP PREVENT
THE FLU

It’s always good to practice healthy habits, but that’s especially true when you’re sick. Whether you have the flu or not, getting proper sleep, exercising, drinking enough water each day, and eating a healthy diet can help keep your whole body working the way it should.

If possible, stay home from work, school, errands, and activities when you are sick. This will help protect your already weakened immune system and keep you from passing on your illness to others.

Throughout the day, we touch a lot of things—from doorknobs to railings to elevator buttons—which could be spreading germs. Washing your hands often will help prevent you from both catching the virus and spreading it—via touch—into the world around you.

Covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough is not only common courtesy—it can help keep those around you from getting sick. And whether you’re sick or someone else is, keeping your distance and avoiding close contact can help protect you both.

If you get the flu and your doctor prescribes medication to treat it, make sure you take it. Taking your medication as prescribed can help give you relief from your flu symptoms and could actually shorten the time that you’re sick.

KNOW THE FLU
FORECAST

The flu can hit unexpectedly, but keeping track of flu activity during the year can help you take the proper precautions and help you decide when to get your flu shot.

Even though peak flu season is usually in the winter, outbreaks can still happen earlier. Flu shots are typically available at your pharmacy or doctor’s office by October, so don’t wait too long to help protect yourself.

Wintertime means flu time. See that you get a flu shot as soon as they become available, to help prevent the flu from keeping you from enjoying your favorite winter activities and celebrations, and spreading flu to those around you.

Flu activity starts decreasing by March or April, but keeping up with your spring-cleaning year-round can help keep the germs at bay.

We don’t typically see flu in the summer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be marking your calendar to get your flu shot in the fall.

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FLU SEASON TIPS AND ALERTS

What are Fluzone® Quadrivalent, Flublok® Quadrivalent, and Fluzone® High-Dose Quadrivalent?

Fluzone Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent are vaccines indicated for immunization against disease caused by influenza A and B strains contained in the vaccine. Fluzone Quadrivalent is given to people 6 months of age and older. Flublok Quadrivalent is given to people 18 years of age and older. Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is given to people 65 years of age and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

Fluzone Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent should not be given to anyone who has had a severe allergic reaction to any component of the vaccine (including eggs or egg products for Fluzone Quadrivalent and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent) or after previous dose of the vaccine. In addition, Fluzone Quadrivalent and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent should not be given to anyone who has had a severe allergic reaction after previous dose of any influenza vaccine.

Tell your health care provider if you have ever had Guillain-Barré syndrome (severe muscle weakness) after a previous influenza vaccination.

If Fluzone Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent are given to people with a compromised immune system, including those receiving therapies that suppress the immune system, the immune response may be lower than expected.

Vaccination with Fluzone Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent may not protect all people who receive the vaccine.

For Fluzone Quadrivalent, in children 6 months through 35 months of age, the most common side effects were pain, tenderness, redness, and/or swelling where you got the shot; irritability, abnormal crying, general discomfort, drowsiness, loss of appetite, muscle aches, vomiting, and fever. In children 3 years through 8 years of age, the most common side effects were pain, redness, and/or swelling where you got the shot; muscle aches, general discomfort, and headache. In adults 18 years and older, the most common side effects were pain where you got the shot; muscle aches, headache, and general discomfort.

For Flublok Quadrivalent, in adults 18 through 49 years of age, the most common side effects were tenderness, and/or pain where you got the shot; headache, tiredness, muscle aches, and joint pain. In adults 50 years of age and older the most common side effects were tenderness, and/or pain where you got the shot; headache and tiredness.

For Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent, in adults 65 years of age and older, the most common side effects were pain, redness, and/or swelling where you got the shot; muscle aches, headache, and general discomfort.

For Fluzone Quadrivalent, Flublok Quadrivalent, and Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent, other side effects may occur.

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MAT-US-2007830 Last Updated: 09/2020