Flu vaccines, pvisible traces of latex in the components of pre-filled syringes or nasal applicators of 7 influenza vaccines produced by three pharmaceutical companies for the 2019-2020 season. Eventually not excluded fromItalian Medicines Agency (Aifa) may be dangerous for sufferers of latex allergy which, in the presence of this substance even in traces, would be at risk of allergic reactions. The agency's invitation to suffer from an allergy is therefore to consult a physician before giving the vaccine.
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Possible latex traces do not relate to vaccines themselves, but to external components, such as syringe elements such as a cylinder, clip, needle wrapper and tip cap, or can be identified by contact over time. of the production process. Nothing to do, however, with cases like the Novartis Fluid Flu vaccine, which many residents withdrew in 2014, after reporting various suspicious deaths following administration of the product.
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In case of latex risk, AIFA actually conducted a detailed study with companies that have marketing authorization vaccines (AICs) precisely to protect them from allergies. Based on EU guidelines, the warning is already included in the Product Information Sheet if the latex is present in any quantity. In the absence of latex, however, the inclusion of specific statements is not necessary. In order to better protect allergic people, AIFA nevertheless sought to verify, where not indicated in the brochure, the presence or absence of latex in the primary packaging components, by contacting all companies involved.
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Verification has shown that latex vaccine is not excluded for 7 vaccines. This is the company Mylan IRE HEALTHCARE LIMITED with the "Influvac S tetrà" vaccine, which AIFA specifies "does not contain latex" but "the possibility of contacting latex-containing tools during the manufacturing process cannot be excluded"; Mylan Italia Srl vaccine "Influvac S *"; Seqirus srl vaccine Agripal C1, Fluad, Influenci subsidiary, Innoflu *, Fluselvax tetra. For these latest vaccines, "cap covers and needle caps cannot be excluded the syringes should not contain latex. ”Therefore, AIFA advises a patient you latex-sensitive consult with their doctor before giving the vaccine. The goal, Aifa notes, is therefore to provide a "summary of information to further contribute to the safe and proper use of seasonal influenza vaccines, even in those with a history of severe latex allergic reactions. "
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– Menfluvac S tetra * (Mylan Ire Healthcare Limited) “does not contain latex – it cannot be excluded that during the manufacturing process the vaccine will come in contact with latex-containing instruments. Latex-sensitive patients are advised to consult a physician before administering the vaccine.
– Menfluvac S * (Mylan Italia S.r.l.) «does not contain latex – it cannot be excluded that, during the manufacturing process, the vaccine may come in contact with latex-containing instruments. Latex-sensitive patients are advised to consult a physician before administering the vaccine.
– Flurix tetra * (Glaxo Smith Kline Biologicals Sa) "does not contain latex – is not used in the manufacturing process".
– Vaksigrip Tetra * (Sanofi Pasteur Europe) "does not contain latex – not used in the manufacturing process".
As for Agripal C1 *, Fluid *, Subdominant Fluid *, Influenzi *, Inoflu * and Flucelvax tetra * (Seqirus srl) «the needle cap covers and syringe protective caps should not be excluded. Latex-sensitive patients are advised to consult a physician before administering the vaccine. Finally, Fluenz tetra * (AstraZeneca AB) "does not contain latex – is not used in the manufacturing process".
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