Vaxigrip Vaccine

CONSUMER MEDICINE INFORMATION VAXIGRIP 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 will have. 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 prevent 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 obecoming ill with the flu. Annual vaccination against influenza is particularly recommended for the following individuals :

  • All people over the age of 65 years
  • People under 65 years of age with :
    • Heart diseaseLung disease - Asthma that require regular preventative therapy; other chronic lung
    • disease with impaired lung function
    • Diabetes
    • Kidney disorder
    • Cancer
    • Other conditions – diseases that require
    • treatment with medicines that reduce
    • Natural immunity, HIV, children on long-term aspirin therapy

Pregnant women :
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.

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