For a complete list of vaccine components (i.e., excipients and culture media) used in the production of the vaccine, check the package insert (at ) or go to .
Vaccine manufacturers project that as many as 151 million to 166 million doses of injectable influenza vaccine (i.e., inactivated and recombinant vaccines) would be available for the 20172018 season.
Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines
Based on manufacturer projections, health officials expect that supply of IIV for the 20172018 season should be sufficient to meet any increase in demand resulting from the ACIP recommendation, though providers may need to check more than one supplier or purchase a vaccine brand other than the one they normally select.
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The influenza pandemic circled the globe. Most of humanityfelt the effects of this strain of the influenza virus. It spreadfollowing the path of its human carriers, along trade routes and shippinglines. Outbreaks swept through North America, Europe, Asia, Africa,Brazil and the South Pacific (Taubenberger). In India the mortality ratewas extremely high at around 50 deaths from influenza per 1,000 people(Brown). The Great War, with its mass movements of men in armies andaboard ships, probably aided in its rapid diffusion and attack. Theorigins of the deadly flu disease were unknown but widelyspeculated upon. Some of the allies thought of the epidemic as abiological warfare tool of the Germans. Many thought it wasa result of the trench warfare, the use of mustard gases and the generated"smoke and fumes" of the war. A national campaign began using the readyrhetoric of war to fight the new enemy of microscopic proportions.A study attempted to reason why the disease had been so devastating incertain localized regions, looking at the climate, the weather and theracial composition of cities. They found humidity to be linked with moresevere epidemics as it "fosters the dissemination of the bacteria,"(Committee on Atmosphere and Man, 1923). Meanwhile the of the infectious agents andimmunology were racing to come up with a vaccine or therapy to stop theepidemics.
IDSA : Infectious Diseases Society of America
To view the current listing of policies and position statements from leading organizations in medicine, pediatrics, pharmacy, public health, infectious diseases, and hospital administration, visit IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll at .