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Teach Flu A Lesson

What you need to know to begin planning an SLVC

  • Key local healthcare professionals and the county health director collaborate with the school board
  • All key stakeholders agree on vaccination rate goals and quantity of vaccine types
  • Raise awareness and educate your community through program packets, flyers, school websites, PTA meetings, local media, and consent binders
  • Determine vaccination day and billing logistics
  • All key stakeholders need to be aware of the dosing schedule

Getting started

There are a number of logistics to consider when planning an SLVC:

  • Public relations
  • Gaining parental consent
  • Determining who will perform the vaccinations
  • Ordering the vaccine
  • Billing

*CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AAP=American Academy of Pediatrics.

References:

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seasonal influenza (flu).
    http://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/slv/purpose.htm. Accessed August 10, 2015.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prevention and control of influenza with vaccines:
    recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5908a1.htm. Accessed August 10, 2015.
  3. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases. Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children, 2014-2015.
    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/09/17/peds. 2014-2413. full.pdf+html. Accessed August 10, 2015.
 

IMPORTANT SAFETY AND ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

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 children, adolescents, and adults ages 2 through 49. FluMist Quadrivalent is similar to MedImmune's trivalent Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal (FluMist), except FluMist Quadrivalent provides protection against an additional influenza strain. 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 or to any inactive ingredient in the vaccine; 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 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-Barré 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.

What are the most common side effects of FluMist Quadrivalent?

The most common side effects are runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and fever over 100°F.

Please see complete Product Information, including Prescribing Information.

Tamiflu and Relenza are registered trademarks of their respective owners.