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
Adjuvant- MF59C.1 adjuvant (MF59®) Fluad Madin Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells Flucelvax
Albumin, egg Fluarix
FluLaval
Monosodium glutamate FluMist*
Arginine FluMist* Neomycin Afluria
Fluvirin
Fluad
Barium Fluad Octyphenol ethoxylate Fluzone
Beta-propiolactone

Fluvirin
Afluria
Flucelvax

Octoxynol-10 Fluarix
Flublok
Calcium chloride Afluria Phosphate buffers (e.g., disodium monosodium, potassium, sodium dihydrogenphosphate) Afluria
Fluarix
FluMist*
Fluzone
Fluvirin
FluLaval
Flucelvax
Flublok
Cetyltrimethlyammonium bromide Flucelvax Polymyxin B Afluria
Fluvirin
Egg protein Fluzone
FluMist*
Fluvirin
Fluarix
Afluria
FluLaval
Fluad
Polyoxyethylene9-10 nonyl phenol Fluvirin
Formaldehyde Fluzone
Fluarix
FluLaval
Fluad
Polysorbate 80 or Polysorbate 20 Fluarix
Flublok
FluLaval
Flucelvax
Gelatin FluMist* Potassium chloride Afluria
Gentamicin Fluarix
FluMist
Sodium chloride Fluarix
Fluzone
Flublok
Hydrocortisone

Fluarix

Sodium deoxycholate Afluria
Fluarix
FluLaval
Insect cell line (expresSF+®) Flublok Sucrose FluMist*
Fluzone
Fluarix
Afluria
Kanamycin FLuad 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 - only in multi-dose vials
Latex FluVirin in syringe presentation
Flucelvax tip caps of the pre-filled syringes may contain natural rubber latex.
Fluad tip caps of the prefilled syringes.
Tocopheryl hydrogen succinate Fluarix
FluLaval

*The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that FluMist not be used during the 2016-17 influenza season.

Sources:

  1. Respective manufacturer package inserts for licensed influenza product.
  2. IAC's FDA Product Approval: Vaccine Index. Attention: Non-MDH link
  3. Grabenstein, John D. Immunofacts: Vaccines and Immunologic Drugs. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2012.
  4. Red Book® 2015 Committee on Infectious Diseases; American Academy of Pediatrics.

Updated Monday, September 26, 2016 at 12:06PM