FluMist Quadrivalent will be available through private healthcare practices, public health departments, select retail pharmacies including Target and Walgreens, school-located vaccination programs, military bases, and other sites. Visit www.flumistquadrivalent.com to find when and where FluMist Quadrivalent will be available.
FluMist Quadrivalent is covered by over 99 percent of health insurance plans with immunization benefits; therefore, most patients who have health insurance for immunizations have coverage for FluMist Quadrivalent. People should consult their health insurance plan for more information.
For more information, please visit www.flumistquadrivalent.com.
Important Safety and Eligibility Information for FluMist Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal)What is FluMist Quadrivalent? FluMist Quadrivalent is a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect against influenza. It can be used in eligible children, adolescents, and adults ages 2 through 49. FluMist Quadrivalent is similar to MedImmune's trivalent influenza vaccine FluMist, except FluMist Quadrivalent provides protection against an additional influenza strain. Like all influenza vaccines, FluMist Quadrivalent may not prevent influenza in everyone who gets vaccinated. Who should not get FluMist Quadrivalent? You should not get FluMist Quadrivalent if you have a severe allergy to eggs, gentamicin, gelatin, or arginine; have ever had a life-threatening reaction to influenza vaccinations; or are 2 through 17 years old and take aspirin or medicines containing aspirin – children or adolescents should not be given aspirin for 4 weeks after getting FluMist or FluMist Quadrivalent unless your healthcare provider tells you otherwise. Children under 2 years old have an increased risk of wheezing (difficulty with breathing) after getting FluMist Quadrivalent. Who may not be able to get FluMist Quadrivalent?Tell your healthcare provider if you or your child are currently wheezing; have a history of wheezing if under 5 years old; have had Guillain-Barre syndrome; have a weakened immune system or live with someone who has a severely weakened immune system; have problems with your heart, kidneys, or lungs; have diabetes; are pregnant or nursing; or are taking Tamiflu®, Relenza®, amantadine, or rimantadine. Your healthcare provider will decide if FluMist Quadrivalent is right for you or your child.