FluMist - Influenza Virus Vaccine Live, Intranasal - 2007 - 2008 Formula - 10 Pre-filled Sprayers

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Description (Brief)
This vaccine contains three strains of the virus: two Type A: H1N1 (“Spanish flu””) and H3N2 (“Hong Kong flu”), and one Type B; but nothing for H5N1, the “Avian flu” strain that in recent years has been the focus of our pandemic fears. Note that the virus in this vaccine is live, although in a weakened form, reflecting a long and continuing debate over the relative merits of live vs. killed virus vaccines.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
2007
expiration date
2008-01-01
maker
MedImmune Vaccines, Inc.
place made
United States: Maryland, Gaithersburg
Physical Description
influenza virus vaccine, live attenuated (drug ingredient)
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 12 cm x 3.5 cm; 6 5/16 in x 4 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 15.875 cm x 11.7475 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
2008.0191.01
catalog number
2008.0191.01
accession number
2008.0191
Credit Line
Gift of The Wellness Company, through Randall W. Linn
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The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Influenza
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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