Fluzone is the commercial name of a influenza virus vaccine, distributed by Aventis Pasteur, USA. It is a split-virus vaccine, which is produced by chemical disruption of the influenza virus. Therefore, it is incapable of causing influenza per se.

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... INFLUENZA VIRUS VACCINE (Fluogen®, Fluvirin® and Fluzone®), or ''the flu shot,'' helps to reduce the risk of the ''flu'', which is an infection caused by the influenza virus. The flu virus spreads from infected persons to the nose or throat of others. People with the flu may have aches, cold-like symptoms, fever or more serious illness. The ''flu season'' in the U.S. is from November through April each year. The flu vaccine provides protection for about 6—12 months. A yearly vaccination is required to prevent infection from the influenza virus during each flu season. People may still catch the flu despite getting this vaccine, but their illness is often milder than those who do not get the shot. The viruses in the vaccine are not active, so you cannot get a flu infection from the vaccine. Many brands of influenza virus vaccine are available. Due to the shortage of the vaccine for the 2004 flu season, ask your health care provider if you are in a priority group to get the vaccine. If you are in a priority group and your provider does not have the vaccine, you may need to go elsewhere. Ask your health care provider where you may go to get the vaccine. ...
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