Influenza Vaccine Products by Excipient - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Influenza Vaccine Products by Excipient

List of less-known ingredients found in flu vaccine products to help determine potential allergens.

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Excipient Vaccine   Excipient Vaccine
Albumin, egg or egg protein Afluria
Fluarix
FluLaval
Fluzone

FluMist
Fluvirin
Octyphenol ethoxylate Fluzone
Arginine FluMist Octoxynol-10 Fluarix
Beta-propiolactone Afluria
Fluvirin
Phosphate buffers (e.g., disodium monosodium, potassium, sodium dihydrogenphosphate) Afluria
Fluarix
FluMist
Fluzone
Fluvirin
FluLaval
Flucelvax
Flublok
Calcium chloride Afluria Polymyxin B Afluria
Fluvirin
Formaldehyde Fluzone
Fluarix
FluLaval
Polysorbate 80 or Polysorbate 20 Fluarix
Flublok
FluLaval
Flucelvax
Gelatin, Porcine Fluzone (only in Fluzone trivalent)
FluMist
Potassium chloride Afluria
Gentamicin Fluarix
FluMist
Sodium chloride Afluria
Fluarix
Flublok
Hydrocortisone

Fluarix

Sodium deoxycholate Afluria
Fluarix
FluLaval
Latex FluVirin - in syringe presentation
Flucelvax
Sucrose Afluria
FluMist
Fluzone
Fluarix
Monosodium glutamate FluMist Thimerosal Afluria - only in multi-dose vials
Fluzone
- only in multi-dose vials
Fluvirin - only in multi-dose vials; trace in single dose vials
FluLaval
Neomycin Afluria
Fluvirin
Tocopheryl hydrogen succinate Fluarix
FluLaval

Sources:

  1. Respective manufacturer package inserts for licensed influenza product.
  2. Grabenstein, John D. Immunofacts: Vaccines and Immunologic Drugs. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2012.
  3. Red Book® 2015 Committee on Infectious Diseases; American Academy of Pediatrics.

Updated Friday, February 12, 2016 at 04:44PM