Fluzone Dosage

Generic name: influenza virus vaccine
Dosage form: injection

This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Fluzone safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Fluzone.

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Dosage and Schedule

​Basic dosing information for Fluzone and Fluzone High-Dose, and their respective age indications, are presented in Table 1 and Table 2.

Table 1: Fluzone
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
Table 2: Fluzone High-Dose
Any vaccination status Dose/Route Schedule
  65 years and older 0.5 mL/Intramuscular 1 dose

Administration

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.

Pediatrics

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.

Adults 65 years of age and older

Fluzone High-Dose should be administered as a single intramuscular dose preferably in the deltoid muscle.

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