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Generic: influenza a (h1n1) virus vaccine, inactivated
The vaccine only helps protect you against this one strain of the flu
               



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What is this medicine?

H1N1 INFLUENZA (SWINE FLU) VACCINE (H1N1 in floo EN zuh (swahyn floo) vak SEEN) is a vaccine to protect from an infection with the pandemic H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu. The vaccine only helps protect you against this one strain of the flu. This vaccine does not help to the reduce the risk of getting other types of flu. You may also need to get the seasonal influenza virus vaccine.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • Guillain- Barre syndrome
  • immune system problems
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to influenza vaccine, eggs, neomycin, polymyxin, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This vaccine is for injection into a muscle. It is given by a health care professional.

A copy of Vaccine Information Statements will be given before each vaccination. Read this sheet carefully each time. The sheet may change frequently.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 months for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

If needed, keep appointments for follow- up (booster) doses as directed. It is important not to miss your dose. Call your doctor or health care professional if you are unable to keep an appointment.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • anakinra
  • medicines for organ transplant
  • medicines to treat cancer
  • other vaccines
  • rilonacept
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • tumor necrosis factor (TNF) modifiers like adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, golimumab, or certolizumab

               
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