The Flublok Vaccine Available by Thanksgiving

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The Protein Sciences Corporation made the announcement that the first doses of Flublok influence vaccines for this season, 2013/2014, will be available before Thanksgiving.  The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that the peak season for the flu season is around January and later. It takes approximately two weeks after the vaccine is administered for an individual to develop antibodies.

FFF Enterprises is the exclusive distributor of Flublok. It is recommended that individuals start ordering their vaccines as soon as possible to ensure adequate supply and timely delivery. You can order by calling 1-800-843-7477 or by going online at www.myfluvaccine.com.

The President and CEO of Protein Sciences, Manon Cox, described how pleased the company was with the announcement of the availability of the Flublok. Cox accentuated the importance of getting vaccinated and how timely this vaccine was going to be available for people to get protected.

Protein Sciences Corporation is a vaccine development and protein production company that is dedicated to saving lives by creating innovative vaccines and biopharmaceuticals.

The Flublok influenza vaccine was approved January 16, 2013 by the FDA. The most innovative aspect of this vaccine is the composition. The vaccine is made by just having the active ingredient to protect against the virus without actually growing the influenza virus. The characteristics are:

  • 100% egg-free system using modern cell technology
  • Highly pure lacking any preservatives, egg proteins, antibiotics, or latex
  • As 3x the active ingredient in traditional flu vaccines
  • CDC recommends for adults 18-49 specifically anyone that has an egg allergy

The most common side effect from Flublok is pain at site of injection along with fatigue, headache, and muscle aches.

For more information, you can visit www.flublok.com or call 203-686-0800.

Resource:

http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-11/community/hcrs-80765-statewide-20131010_1_manon-cox-vaccine-development-traditional-flu-vaccines

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, Valley Occupational Medical Center.

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