Fluarix Dosage

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine
Dosage form: injection

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Preparation for Administration

Shake well before administration. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever solution and container permit. If either of these conditions exists, the vaccine should not be administered.

Recommended Dose and Schedule

FLUARIX should be administered as an intramuscular injection preferably in the region of the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.

Children: Children 3 years to <9 years of age previously unvaccinated or vaccinated for the first time last season with only one dose receive two 0.5 mL doses; each 0.5 mL dose is administered at least 4 weeks apart.

Children 3 years to <9 years of age who have been previously vaccinated with 2 doses of any influenza vaccine receive only one 0.5 mL dose.

Children 9 years of age and older receive only one 0.5 mL dose.

Adults: Administer as a single 0.5 mL dose.

  Do not administer this product intravenously, intradermally, or subcutaneously.

Do not inject in the gluteal area or areas where there may be a major nerve trunk.

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