Influenza Vaccine Information
Influenza Vaccine Composition
- World Health Organization (WHO) recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2020-2021 northern hemisphere influenza season (03/24/20)
- WHO recommended composition of influenza vaccine viruses- 2020-2021 full report
Vaccine Information Statements
- Michigan Versions of English-Language Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) are Now Available Online
- In Michigan, it is important that vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives be given the Michigan versions of VIS because they include information about the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR). By state law in Michigan, parents must be informed about MCIR.
- Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (flu shot)
- Live Intranasal Influenza Vaccine (nasal spray)
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP): http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/
Flu vaccine (flu shot and nasal spray) is covered by the VICP
Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS): www.vaers.hhs.gov
VAERS is a post-marketing safety surveillance program, collecting information about adverse events that occur after the administration of US licensed vaccines.
It is a cooperative program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Call VAERS at 1-800-822-7967
- Facilitating Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination through Standing Orders Programs (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, January 31, 2003)
- Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccines to Children and Adolescents (Immunization Action Coalition)
- Standing Orders for Administering Influenza Vaccine to Adults (Immunization Action Coalition)
- Order influenza immunization materials from the MDCH Health Promotions Clearinghouse