Generic name: influenza virus vaccine
Dosage form: injection
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Dosage and Schedule
|Vaccination Status and Age||Dose/Route||Schedule|
|Previously unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated with an influenza vaccine (ie, no previous dose or vaccinated for the first time in the last influenza season and received only 1 dose)|
|6 through 35 months||0.25 mL/Intramuscular||2 doses at least 1 month apart|
|36 months through 8 years||0.5 mL/Intramuscular||2 doses at least 1 month apart|
|Previously vaccinated with an influenza vaccine (ie, received two doses last influenza season or one or more doses at any time before last season)|
|6 through 35 months||0.25 mL/Intramuscular||1 dose|
|36 months through 8 years||0.5 mL/Intramuscular||1 dose|
|Any vaccination status|
|9 years and older||0.5 mL/Intramuscular||1 dose|
|Any vaccination status||Dose/Route||Schedule|
|65 years and older||0.5 mL/Intramuscular||1 dose|
Inspect Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose syringes and vials visually for particulate matter and/or discoloration prior to administration. If either of these conditions exist, the vaccine should not be administered.
Shake the syringe or single-dose vial before administering the vaccine and shake the multi-dose vial each time before withdrawing a dose of vaccine.
The vaccine should not be injected into the gluteal region or into areas where there may be a major nerve trunk. For needle length, refer to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations. (1)
If Fluzone or Fluzone High-Dose are to be given at the same time as another injectable vaccine(s), the vaccine(s) should always be administered at separate injection sites.
The preferred sites for intramuscular injections are the anterolateral aspect of the thigh in infants (6-12 months of age) or the deltoid muscle of the upper arm in children (12 months through 17 years of age).
Adults 18 years of age and older
Fluzone should be administered as a single intramuscular dose preferably in the deltoid muscle.
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