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Influenza vaccine. Packaging for a pre-filled syringe version of the 2014/2015 seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine for the northern hemisphere (NH) season. This is a split virion, inactivated, vaccine (Fluarix Tetra), designed for intramuscular injection. Inactivated influenza vaccines contain dead influenza viruses. When injected, these stimulate the body's immune system to produce antibodies that protect against future infection by live viruses. Vaccination is recommended for the elderly, the very young, and anyone suffering from respiratory or circulatory disease. It is provided annually because of the need to protect against new strains.
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