Anyone concerned about being ill with influenza and transmitting it to others should get the flu vaccine this year. There are two flu vaccine products for 2015-16.
The 2015-16 U.S. trivalent inactivated influenza vaccines will contain the following three virus strains:
The 2015-16 U.S quadrivalent vaccines, including all live attenuated influenza vaccine, will include an additional influenza B virus strain, a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus. Everyone six (6) months of age and older is recommended to get flu vaccine, but certain people are at increased risk of complications from influenza and vaccination is especially important for them. They are:
- an A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
- an A/Switzerland/9715293/2013 (H3N2)-like virus
- a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
- Pregnant women
- All health care workers
- Children younger than 5 years (especially those under 2)
- Especially important for anyone 19 through 49 years of age
who has an underlying health condition that increases the
risk of complications from influenza (see list)
- Adults 65 and older
- Anyone who lives with or cares for infants under 6 months of age
- People who are morbidly obese (BMI ≥40 kg or 88 lbs/m2)
||Get your flu shot today! Find a flu clinic near you using the Flu Locator. Please call and check on vaccine availability before going to a pharmacy location.