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Flu Shot (Flublok): Understanding Influenza Vaccine

September 14, 2019


WITH THE FLU SEASONS UPON
US, CHANCES ARE YOU’VE BEGUN TO NOTICE A
COUGH OR SNEEZE AROUND THE HOUSE OR AT YOUR WORK PLACE, SO HOW
DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELF? WELL, ACCORDING TO THE
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, VACCINATION IS THE
MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT INFECTION AND SEVERE OUTCOMES
CAUSED BY INFLUENZA VIRUSES. NOW ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY HAS
ALLOWED FOR A NEW FDA APPROVED FORM OF FLU VACCINE THAT DOES
NOT CONTAIN EGG PROTEINS, ANTIBIOTICS, INFLUENZA VIRUES OR
PRESERVATIVES. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WE HAVE
INVITED MONOE COX, SHE IS THE PRESIDENT CEO OF PROTEIN
SCIENCES CORPORATION. GOOD MORNING MANON.
GOOD MORNING OLGA. THANKS FOR HAVING ME.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS VERY
IMPORTANT TO SO MANY PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR, SO
I’M GLAD YOU’RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT IT.
LET’S FOCUS A LITTLE BIT FIRST ABOUT THE INFLUENZA VIRUS,
BETTER KNOWN AS THE FLU. WHAT CAUSES THE EPIDEMIC EVERY
YEAR? WELL THE INFLUENZA VIRUS IS A
VERY SMART VIRUS, IT CHANGES ALL THE TIME AND THAT IS ONE OF THE
REASONS WHY EVERY YEAR WE HAVE TO TAKE A FLU SHOT AGAIN.
INFLUENZA VIRUS IS ALSO HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS.
IT IS. SO ABOUT TWENTY PERCENT OF US
CARRY THE FLU VIRUS DURING THE INFLUENZA SEASON AND THAT IS WHY
EVERY YEAR YOU HAVE NEW OUTBREAKS AND ESPECIALLY THE
OLDER PEOPLE, WHERE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS A LITTLE BIT WEAKER
THAN IT USED TO BE, THAT WILL END UP IN THE HOSPITAL, BUT ALSO
CHILDREN AND IMMUNE COMPROMISED PEOPLE.
MEANING PEOPLE THAT SUFFER FROM DIABETES, ASTHMA, HEART DISEASE
ALL OF THEM WOULD BENEFIT FROM INFLUENZA VACCINATION.
AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO GET IT AND I AGREE WITH YOU
THERE. NOW, YOUR COMPANY HAS BEEN
WORKING ON A RATHER UNIQUE FORM OF THE FLU VACCINE IF YOU WILL
AND I WAS READING HERE, IT’S A PROTEIN BASED ONE.
CORRECT. CAN YOU EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT,
AND IT’S ALSO BEEN APPROVED BY THE FDA WHICH IS REALLY
IMPORTANT. RIGHT.
SO WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS ON A DEVELOPMENT
OF THIS VACCINE. OH WOW.
IT IS…WHAT WE DO IS WE TAKE THE COACH PROTEIN OF THE
INFLUENZA VIRUS AND THAT’S THE ONLY PROTEIN THAT WE MAKE IN
CELL CULTURE AND STAINLESS STEEL BIOREACTORS, AND THE ADVANTAGE
OF THAT ISD YOU DON’T NEED CHICKEN EMBRYOS YOU DON’T NEED
THE LIVE INFLUENZA VIRUS, YOU DON’T NEED ANTIBIOTICS AS A
RESULT, NO TIME AEROSOLS. SO WHAT YOU END UP HAVING IN
FLUBLOK IS A HIGHLY PURIFIED PROTEIN VACCINE AND BECAUSE IT
IS SO HIGHLY PURIFIED WE’RE ABLE TO PUT THREE TIMES MORE PROTEIN
IN THERE SO IT’S ALSO A HIGH DOSE VACCINE.
AND MORE PROTEINS MEANS THAT YOUR BODY WILL FORM MORE ANTI
BODIES THAT CAN ALL HELP YOU FIGHT THE FLU.
ALRIGHT, SO HERE’S A TRUE OR FALSE QUESTION THAT I KNOW
YOU’VE HEARD THOUSANDS OF TIMES, BUT THIS IS WHAT I GET ALL THE
TIME. “WELL OLGA, YA KNOW, I DON’T
WANT TO GET THE FLU SHOT BECAUSE IF I GET THE FLU SHOT, I’M GONNA
GET THE FLU.” YES..
TRUE OR FALSE? YES, SO WHEN CDC DOES
QUESTIONNAIRES THEY’LL FIND OUT THAT 30% OF PEOPLE THINK THEY
GET THE FLU FROM THE FLU SHOT AND IT’S AN ABSOLUTE FAIRY TALE.
OK. IT’S NOT TRUE, THE INFLUENZA
VACCINES THAT ARE OUT THERE ARE INACTIVE, MOST OF THEY AT LEAST
THEY ARE INACTIVATED AND YOU CAN’T GET THE FLU FROM THEM,
HOWEVER THERE ARE COMPONENTS IN THERE THAT MIGHT GIVE YOU FLU
LIKE SYMPTOMS AND AGAIN FLUBLOK IS AN ALTERNATIVE HERE.
IT DOESN’T CONTAIN ENDOTOXINS AND THEREFORE YOU WON’T GET
THOSE FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS. NOW IS THIS NEW FORM OF VACCINE
GOOD FOR EVERYBODY? WELL IT’S CURRENTLY APPROVED BY
THE FDA FOR 18-49 YEARS OF AGE. WE HAVE FILED FOR APPROVAL FOR
AN EXTENDED AGE RANGE, SO NEXT YEAR WE ARE EXPECTING APPROVAL
FOR EVERYBODY ABOVE 18 AND THE CDC RECENTLY RECOMMENDED IT, THE
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL FOR PEOPLE, FOR ANYONE WHO HAS EVER
EXPERIENCED AND EGG ALLERGY, WHICH YOU CAN IMAGINE IF YOUR
ALLERGIC TO ANTIBIOTICS OR ANY OF THOSE OTHER INGREDIENTS THAT
ARE PRESENT IN THE OTHER INFLUENZA VACCINES, THIS COULD
BE A GOOD ALTERNATIVE AS WELL. NOW I KNOW WE HAVE FLUBLOK HERE,
RIGHT HERE ON OUR TABLE AND I’M REALLY INTERESTED TO SEE AND
TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HOW IT WORKS AND I KNOW
YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED THE VACCINE EITHER, SO I THINK YOUR GOING TO
GET A SPECIAL TREAT TODAY BUT QUICK QUESTION, PREGNANT WOMAN,
CAN THEY TAKE IT? IN PRINCIPAL, NOT A SINGLE
INFLUENZA VACCINE HAS BEEN FDA APPROVED FOR PREGNANT WOMAN
HOWEVER, CDC RECOMMEND THAT PREGNANT WOMAN GET VACCINATED
BECAUSE THEIR IMMUNE COMPROMISED AND IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT, NOT
JUST FOR THEM BUT… FOR THE FETUS.
…FOR THIER BABIES, THAT THEY GET VACCINATED.
NOW I KNOW YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR FLU SHOT, I DID, BUT WITH
US THIS MORNING, WE HAVE A VERY HANDSOME DOCTER WITH US, COME ON
IN DOCTOR BRUCE SRET, HE ACTUALLY BROUGHT THE
FLUBLOK WITH YOU. YES.
GOOD MORNING DOCTOR. GOOD MORNING, NICE TO BE HERE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE, YOU’RE GOING TO
ADMINISTER IT. YES, WERE GOING TO GIVE MANON
HER FLU SHOT THIS MORNING WITH FLUBLOK.
I WAITED SPECIALLY FOR FLUBLOK. OK, WE’RE JUST GOING TO CLEAN
YOUR ARM OFF HERE WITH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF ALCOHOL HERE.
AND I’M JUST GOING TO PINCH YOUR SKIN A LITTLE BIT, A
LITTLE STICK…AND WE ARE ALL DONE. DID IT HURT?
WOW, I DIDN’T FEEL THAT AT ALL, BUT I’VE HAD FLUBLOK A FEW TIEMS
BEFORE AND I’M REALLY A BIG FAN. AND REALLY IMPORTANT DOCTOR FOR
HER TO GET THIS RIGHT? YES, WE’RE COMING INTO THE PEAK
OF FLU SEASON AND IT’S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO BE PROTECTED.
THANK YOU SO MUCH DOCTOR FOR BEING HER I REALLY APPRECIATE IT
AND FOR YOU FOR BEING OUR LITTLE GUINEA PIG THIS MORNING,
I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. NOW FOR OUR VIEWERS WHO WANT
MORE INFORMATION ON FLUBLOK, WHERE DO THEY GO?
RIGHT, THEY CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE FLUBLOK.COM AND YOU CAN
ALSO GO TO YOUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND ASK THEM TO
ORDER PRODUCTS AT FFFENTERPRISES.COM
MANON, THANK YOU. THANKS FOR HAVING US.
DOCTOR THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOUR WELCOME.
AND IF YOU’DE LIKE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROTEIN BASED
VACCINE, VISIT OUR WEBSITE THEBALANCINGACT.COM AND SHARE
YOUR FAVORITE STORY, INSIDER TIP WITH US ABOUT TODAY’S TOPIC, A
VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC AT THAT. DON’T FORGET.

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