2018 Influenza Kit - the kits are in the process of being distributed. The envelope clearly states 'ENCLOSED new funded shingles vaccine information leaflet & 2018 Influenza Kit'. If your organisation receives a kit for the attention of a person that is no longer or not associated with your organisation, please retain the information enclosed for your use.
References for 2018 Influenza Kit
2018 Vaccine Order Form
Two funded quadrivalent influenza vaccines for 2018:
For adults and children aged 3 years or older. Distributuion of INFLUVAC® TETRA commenced on 3 April 2018. Please do not book your clinics before the stock has arrived.
For children aged under 3 years, i.e. 6–35 months. Distribution of this vaccine is expected to begin around 23 April 2018.
Of the four influenza strains included in the vaccine, two are new (in bold):
• A/Michigan/45/2015 (H1N1) pdm09- like virus
• A/Singapore/INFIMH-16-0019/2016 (H3N2)-like virus
• B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus
• B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus
Minimum order requirements
The total influenza vaccine order must meet minimum quantities as follows:
|Min 60 doses
||Min 60 doses
||Min 60 doses
||Min 30 doses
||Min 20 doses
||Min 10 doses
New influenza vaccination precaution
Influenza vaccination may be contraindicated or need to be delayed for people receiving any of the following four new cancer treatments:
- atezolizumab (Tecentriq®),
- ipilimumab (Yervoy®),
- nivolumab (Opdivo®)
- pembrolizumab (Keytruda®)
The immune-stimulant actions of these treatments on the immune system increase a person’s risk of developing autoimmune conditions.
It is not known whether receipt of an influenza vaccine whilst receiving these treatments or for up to six months after treatment increases a theoretical risk of triggering the
occurrence of these side effects.
Please contact the person’s oncologist or 0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) for current advice about influenza vaccination for these people BEFORE administering the vaccine.
(page 2 in the Flu kit)
INFLUVAC® TETRA and FLUARIX® TETRA can be given to people with egg allergy or anaphylaxis (page 2 in the Flu kit)