Is the flu shot the same in different countries?

Is the flu shot the same in different countries?

The WHO recommends specific vaccine viruses for inclusion in influenza vaccines, but then each country makes their own decision about which viruses should be included in influenza vaccines licensed in their country.

What strains are in the 2020-2021 flu vaccine?

For 2020-2021, cell- or recombinant-based vaccines are recommended to contain:

  • A/Hawaii/70/2019 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus (updated)
  • A/Hong Kong/45/2019 (H3N2)-like virus (updated)
  • B/Washington/02/2019 (B/Victoria lineage)-like virus (updated)
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like (Yamagata lineage) virus.

Are most flu vaccines quadrivalent?

All flu vaccines in the United States for the 2021-2022 season are quadrivalent vaccines.

Where is the 2020 flu shot manufactured?

In Swiftwater, Pennsylvania, the process begins with a chicken egg — or rather 1 million of them. They arrive every day during flu shot production season at the plant owned by Sanofi Pasteur, the world’s largest manufacturer of flu vaccines.

Is flu vaccine available in Pakistan?

Influenza Vaccine

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Is flucelvax quadrivalent a live virus?

Flucelvax Quadrivalent is the only cell-based inactivated flu vaccine that has been licensed by the FDA for use in the United States.

Which influenza vaccine is best?

The best flu vaccine for people over 65

  • Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent — also known as the “high-dose flu shot”
  • Fluad Quadrivalent.
  • Flublok Quadrivalent.

Who is eligible for quadrivalent flu vaccine?

FLUZONE® QUADRIVALENT is approved to help protect eligible people 6 months of age and older against 4 different strains of the flu: 2 influenza A viruses and 2 influenza B viruses contained in the vaccine.

Who makes the quadrivalent flu vaccine?

Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is the only licensed high-dose inactivated influenza (flu) vaccine; it is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc.