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Flublok Seasonal Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

What is Flublok?

Flublok® is a trivalent influenza vaccine that has been FDA approved for use in adults 18 years and older.

How does this vaccine differ from the other approved flu vaccines?

Flublok is produced differently and has a slightly shorter shelf life than most influenza vaccines.

What are the possible benefits of Flublok vaccine?

Flublok’s manufacturing process has the potential for faster startup of vaccine manufacturing, which can be useful in the event of a pandemic or vaccine supply shortage, mainly because it is not dependent on an egg supply or limited by the selection of vaccine viruses that are adapted for growth in eggs. Also, this vaccine is suitable for vaccinating people with egg allergies because it is not made using eggs.

Who can get Flublok vaccine?

Flublok is approved for use in people 18 years and older.

Who should not get Flublok vaccine?

People who are not within the FDA-approved age range (those younger than 18 years) and people with known severe allergic reactions to any component of the vaccine should not get Flublok.

Is this vaccine safe?

Clinical studies show that Flublok is safe and effective for use in people 18 years and older. Flublok meets FDA’s standards for influenza vaccines.

Are there any side effects that could occur?

The most common side effects reported after receipt of FluBlok were similar to those reported for other flu shots and include pain at the injection site, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches.

Special Consideration Regarding Egg Allergy

The recommendations for vaccination of people with egg allergies have changed for 2016-2017.

People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine and no longer have to be monitored for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. People who have severe egg allergies should be vaccinated in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions.

Flu Clinic Calendar

Day, Date Time Building Address Location
Monday, 10/2
11:00am-1:30pm  EHHS / CIBA 869 Forbes Street Side Lot by Pool
Tuesday, 10/3 
2:30pm-4:30pm Mayberry 101 Great Hill Road Back Lot

Wednesday, 10/4

10:30am-12:30pm Goodwin 1235 Forbes Street Back Lot
Friday, 10/6
2:30pm-4:30pm Facilities 734 Tolland Street Parking lot
Tuesday, 10/10
2:30pm-4:30pm Administration 1110 Main Street Parking lot
Wednesday, 10/11 2:30pm-4:30pm Sunset Ridge 450 Forbes Street Back Lot
Thursday, 10/12 2:30pm-4:30pm EHMS 777 Burnside Avenue Back Lot by Gym
Friday, 10/13 2:30pm-4:30pm Hockanum 191 Main Street Front Lot
Monday, 10/16 8:00am-10:00am Public Safety Complex 31 School Street PD Classroom Second floor
Monday, 10/16 11:30am-1:00pm Stevens / Synergy 40 Butternut Drive Parking lot
Wednesday, 10/18 2:30pm-4:30pm Pitkin 330 Hills Street Parking lot
Thursday, 10/19 3:00pm-5:00pm O'Brien 56 Farm Drive Parking lot by Solar Panels
Friday, 10/20 2:30pm-4:30pm Silver Lane 15 Mercer Avenue Back Lot
Monday, 10/23 11:00am-1:30pm Woodland 110 Long Hill Drive Parking lot
Monday, 10/23 2:30pm-4:30pm Langford 61 Alps Drive Front Lot
Tuesday, 10/24 2:30pm-4:30pm Norris 40 Remington Road Front Lot
Wednesday, 10/25 2:30pm-4:30pm O'Connell  - East/West 305 May Road Back Lot
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