Why You Need the Flu Shot Every Year

December 20, 2017

Most people get their flu vaccination every year, but do they fully understand the reason why it's important to do this? The truth is, the influenza virus changes every year, which renders the previous year's vaccination useless. That is the main reason the virus is so tricky to fight each year, and why a new vaccination has to be created and manufactured annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) gets together two times a year, meeting once for the Northern Hemisphere, and once for the Southern Hemisphere, examines influenza surveillance, and decides the strains they predict will be prevalent and cause the most illness. Even when the vaccine isn't a complete match to the virus that is circulating, it still provides the individual with protection, since their body is given some sense of what viruses are out there.

On December 13th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a new estimate that each year, between 291,000 and 646,000 people die worldwide from seasonal influenza related complications. This number is higher than the previous estimate of 250,000 to 500,000, which was based on a multinational survey. This new estimate comes from data that is more recent, and from a more diverse group of countries than previously considered. Joe Bresee, M.D., associate director for global health in CDC's Influenza Division, affirms that "These findings remind us of the seriousness of flu and that flu prevention should really be a global priority." Since the virus mutates each year, it is imperative that people receive a vaccination before each flu season-especially individuals in higher risk groups.

New MFV Loyalty Program

Take advantage of our NEW inclusive MFV Loyalty Program and enroll for the 2019-2020 flu season when you go to book your flu vaccine orders for the 2018-2019 season through MyFluVaccine.com. This opportunity offers you priority access to released flu vaccines. There's no minimum purchase, it's hassle-free, and you're guaranteed pre-booking on the flu products you need for the following season .

To learn more about the MFV Loyalty Program, contact your FFF Sales Representative at (800) 843-7477.

Book Your 2018-2019 Flu Vaccine Orders

We are excited to announce that MyFluVaccine is now accepting flu vaccine orders for the 2018-2019 season!

Item Number Manufacturer/Product Description/Age Indication Unit of Measure Availability
Seqirus
FLU031803 Flucelvax® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, needleless, 10 per box, 4 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU141810 Flucelvax® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 5mL 10 dose vial, 4 years of age and older Vial Book Now
FLU001803 Fluad® Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, needleless, 10 per box, 65 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU241810 Afluria® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 5mL 10 dose vial, 5 years of age and above Vial Book Now
FLU031801 Afluria® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, needleless, 10 per box. 5 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
Sanofi
FLU062915 Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 5mL 10 dose vial, 6 months of age and older Vial Book Now
FLU051825 Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.25mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 6 to 35 months of age Box of 10 Book Now
FLU041850 Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 3 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU041810 Fluzone® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Single dose vials, 10 per box, 3 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU040365 Fluzone® High Dose Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 65 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU071810 Flublok® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 18 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
GLAXOSMITHKLINE
FLU090011 FluLaval® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 5mL 10 dose vial, 6 months of age and older Vial Book Now
FLU090952 Flulaval® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 6 months of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
FLU089852 Fluarix® Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine 0.5mL Prefilled syringes, 10 per box, 3 years of age and older Box of 10 Book Now
MEDIMMUNE
FLU030510 Flumist® Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine Live 0.2mL prefilled, single-use intranasal spray, 10 per box, 2 to 49 years of age Box of 10 Book Now

Place Your Order Today!

As always, we encourage you to order early to secure your best delivery dates. We recommend you split your order among multiple presentations and manufacturers.

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