CDC Update: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination
Dear Healthcare Executive,
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination to include quadrivalent influenza vaccines1
Today’s trivalent flu vaccines help protect against two A strains, and one B strain. Flu vaccine efficacy is partly dependent on how closely related the viruses in the vaccines are to the flu viruses circulating that year. When the viruses in the vaccine are significantly different from those circulating in the community, it is called a mismatch.2 Indeed, between 2001 and 2012, the B lineage in the influenza vaccine did not match the predominantly circulating B lineage in 6 of the 11 flu seasons.3,4
Adding another B strain to the influenza vaccine to include two A strains and two B strains is a public health measure that may help close the gaps in influenza coverage.
Click to download a letter that may be forwarded to your in-network healthcare providers to inform them about the new CDC influenza vaccination recommendation for children and adults, as well as important information about seasonal influenza virus.
FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B viruses contained in the vaccine. FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is approved for use in persons 3 years of age and older.
Important Safety Information for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT
Click to download the CPT® code to use for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT intramuscular injection. This one-page document may be forwarded to healthcare providers and used for updating your own records to ensure the code is correctly activated in your plan’s coding and reimbursement system.
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