The Final Four: 2018-19 Flu Strains

March 30, 2018

March Madness NCAA Tournament finals are down to the wire. Who will win? Kansas, Villanova, Michigan or Loyola-Chicago? While the NCAA Tournament has had its fair share of surprises (did Sister Jean Schmidt's blessing help bring No. 11 Loyola-Chicago this far?), the upcoming 2018-2019 season has surprised us with a couple of its own.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released their recommendations for the upcoming season, which includes two new strains for the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere.

2018-2019 Final Four

WHO recommends that quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere influenza season contain the above strains. The influenza B virus component of trivalent vaccines for use in the 2018-2019 northern hemisphere influenza season will be the NEW B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus of the B/Victoria/2/87-lineage.

Will the 2018-2019 flu strains grab the defensive rebound after the 2017-2018 flu vaccine missed its mark with only 36 percent effectiveness, according to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration "says it wants to make the 2018-19 flu shot more successful than the previous year's."

Discounted FluMist pricing for orders placed by May 31st

We are now taking orders for 2018-19 FluMist Quadrivalent. Customers who place their orders by May 31, 2018 will receive a 2% discount, which is currently reflected on MyFluVaccine.com. Pricing for orders placed after June 1, 2018 will increase by 2%.

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