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Flu infection can be tough
and severe flu complications are most common in children under 2 years of age*

Almost 1 in 4 children hospitalized with the flu were aged 6 to 23 months Almost 1 in 4 children hospitalized with
the flu were aged 6 to 23 months during
the 2012-2013 flu season

FLUAD Pediatric® will not treat influenza or its complications, including influenza-related hospitalizations, and does not protect against the common cold.

Vaccination is a way to help protect
your child from the flu

Flu vaccines work by causing the body to produce antibodies against the virus. This means that when your child is exposed to the flu virus, your child’s body is able to defend itself. The antibodies stop the attacking virus.

However, because of their young age, the antibody response to vaccines is reduced compared with older children.

*FLUAD Pediatric® is indicated in children 6 months to less than 2 years of age.
According to the Immunization Monitoring Program Active (IMPACT) network.

Help prevent flu with Pediatric FLUADTM

Choose to protect your child with
FLUAD Pediatric®

FLUAD Pediatric® provides active immunization to children 6 months to less than 2 years of age, and is used to prevent children from developing the flu or to reduce flu symptoms.

A vaccine specifically designed
for children aged 6 to 23 months

In addition to inactivated flu particles, which correspond to the circulating flu viruses, FLUAD Pediatric® contains a helper agent called an adjuvant that enhances the body’s immune response to the vaccine.

FLUAD side effects

The most common side effects of FLUAD Pediatric® are:

  1. Injection-site reactions (pain, redness, or swelling)
  2. Systemic reactions, including irritability, fever, vomiting, sleepiness, change in eating habits, diarrhea and persistent crying

Side effects normally disappear without treatment after a day or two. Allergic reactions may occur.

FLUAD Pediatric® should not be used in children:

  1. With a history of hypersensitivity to egg proteins or other components of the vaccine, any of the non-medicinal ingredients
  2. Who have had a life-threatening reaction to previous influenza vaccination

As with any vaccine, FLUAD Pediatric® may not protect 100% of individuals against the flu. If Guillain-Barré syndrome has occurred within six weeks of previous influenza vaccination, the decision to give FLUAD Pediatric® should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.

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