All staff administering this medication must observe and comply with the Structured Administration and Supply Arrangement.
  • FLUARIX TETRA is an inactivated and purified split influenza vaccine.
  • The antigen composition and strains for the 2024 influenza season corresponds to the following types:
    • A/Victoria/4897/2022 (H1N1)pdm09-like strain
    • A/Thailand/8/2022 (H3N2)-like strain B
    • B/Austria/1359417/2021-like strain
    • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like strain
  • Annual immunisation against seasonal influenza (for administration to SJWA personnel only)
  • Past history of Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • FLUARIX TETRA should not be administered to individuals with known hypersensitivity after previous administration of FLUARIX TETRA or influenza vaccines or to any component of the vaccine.
 Precautions / Notes
  • FLUARIX TETRA can be given to adults aged ≥65 years, however both the adjuvanted (Fluad® Quad) and high dose influenza vaccine (Fluzone High Dose Quadrivalent) are preferentially recommended over standard influenza vaccine.
  • Patients must be well on the day of vaccination and provide voluntary consent prior to receiving the vaccination.
  • FLUARIX TETRA should under no circumstances be administered intravascularly.
  • As with other vaccines, vaccination with FLUARIX TETRA should be postponed in individuals suffering from an acute severe febrile illness.
  • Adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) may occur. These AEFI must be reported to WA Department of Health through the Western Australian Vaccine Safety Surveillance (WAVSS) reporting system.
  • Pre-filled syringe containing 0.5ml monodose
 Weight-based Calculations
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 Special Considerations
  • Mild and short-lasting side effects. These can include but are not limited to:
    • Pain
    • Redness and swelling at the injection site
    • Low grade temperature, and/or
    • Muscle aches
  • Pre-filled syringe in pack of 1 and 10.
  • Colourless slightly opalescent liquid.
  • Pharmaceutical form: Suspension for injection.

The vaccine also contains:

  • polysorbate 80
  • octoxinol 10
  • dl-alpha-tocopheryl hydrogen succinate
  • sodium chloride
  • dibasic sodium phosphate dodecahydrate
  • potassium dihydrogen phosphate
  • potassium chloride
  • magnesium chloride hexahydrate
  • water for injections
  • ovalbumin (≤0.05 micrograms) (trace)
  • formaldehyde (≤5 micrograms) (trace)
  • hydrocortisone (trace)
  • gentamicin sulphate (trace)
  • sodium deoxycholate (trace)

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