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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

Report any side effects to your doctor right away.

This vaccine lowers your risk of getting the pandemic H1N1 flu. You can get a milder H1N1 flu infection if you are around others with this flu. This flu vaccine will not protect against colds or other illnesses including other flu viruses. You may also need the seasonal influenza vaccine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • muscle weakness
  • unusual drooping or paralysis of face

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

  • chills
  • cough
  • headache
  • muscle aches and pains
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • sore throat
  • stomach upset
  • tiredness

Where should I keep my medicine?

This vaccine is only given in a clinic, pharmacy, doctor's office, or other health care setting and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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