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CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION
Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (Split Virion) BP
What is in this leaflet
This leaflet answers some common questions about VAXIGRIP.
It does not contain all the available information.
It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist.
All medicines, including vaccines, have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed
the risks of you or your child having VAXIGR
IP against the benefits they expect it
If you have any concerns about this vaccine, ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
What VAXIGRIP is used for
VAXIGRIP is a vaccine used to help prev
ent influenza (‘flu’) especially in people
who have a high risk of getting complications.
New types of influenza virus can appear each year hence vaccination is recommended
every year for anyone who wishes to reduce their chance of becoming ill with the flu.
Annual vaccination against influenza is particularly recommended for the following
All people over the age of 65 years
People under 65 years of age with:
Lung disease - asthma that require regular preventative therapy; other chronic lung
disease with impaired lung function
Other conditions – diseases that require
treatment with medicines that reduce
natural immunity, HIV, children on long-term aspirin therapy
Influenza vaccination is recommended for any pregnant women who are beyond the
first trimester of pregnancy i.e. those who will be in the second or third trimester of