Influenza (flu) vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant): What you need to know

All content below is taken in its entirety from the CDC Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.html

CDC review information for Inactivated Influenza VIS:

  • Page last reviewed: August 15, 2019
  • Page last updated: August 15, 2019
  • Issue date of VIS: August 15, 2019
Influenza vaccines

Influenza vaccines are developed each year to protect people from the strains expected to be most prevalent. Viruses in the vaccine are inactivated or attenuated, so it is not possible to get the flu from the vaccine.

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