ABOUT FLUWHEN IS FLU SEASON?

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When is flu season?

Flu season can be hard to predict.

It usually starts in early fall around October and continues into spring, and in some years, it can last into May. December through March are considered peak flu season—the time when most people get the flu. It’s good to be aware of flu season but you should also know that you can get the flu any time of the year. The best way to stay protected is by getting a yearly flu vaccination.

When should you get vaccinated?

The CDC recommends getting a yearly flu vaccine before flu season starts, so early fall is prime time. While fall is the sweet spot for flu protection, getting vaccinated at any time during the season will help protect you and those around you from the flu. Ask your doctor, a local clinic, or pharmacy to find out when you can get your yearly flu vaccine.

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TYPICAL FLU SEASON TIMELINE

BEFORE
JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER
DURING
OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER
JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH
APRIL MAY
END
JUNE

Flu season usually starts in the fall and can last well into spring.

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FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is available for the 2019/2020 season.

It is recommended by the CDC and is the only flu vaccine that starts working where flu typically enters the body—the nose.

Ask your doctor if FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is right for you.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

  • 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
  • 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 a medication used to treat influenza like Tamiflu®*, Relenza®*, amantadine, or rimantadine
  • The most common side effects are runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and fever over 100°F

FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine that is sprayed into the nose to help protect against influenza. It can be used in people 2 through 49 years old. FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT may not prevent influenza in everyone who gets vaccinated.

Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information.

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