influenza virus vaccine - syringe intradermal, Fluzone
GENERIC NAME: INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE - SYRINGE INTRADERMAL (IN-floo-EN-za)
BRAND NAME(S): Fluzone
USES: This medication is used to prevent infection by the influenza (flu) virus. It is also called the seasonal flu shot. Influenza can cause serious illness (rarely death), especially in young children, older adults, and people with chronic health problems. Vaccines work by helping the body produce its own protection (antibodies) against the virus.Vaccination is the best way to prevent infection and decrease the seriousness of illness if you become infected. The brand and dose of vaccine you receive depends on your age.As with any vaccine, it may not fully protect everyone who receives it. Since different types of flu viruses cause infection every flu season, usually a new vaccine is produced and given for each flu season.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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