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Influenza Virus Vaccine, Inactivated Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): trivalent ; quadrivalent ; preservative-free quadrivalent ; preservative-free trivalent ; recombinant hemagglutinin trivalent ; high-dose preservative-free trivalent ; preservative-free pediatric quadrivalent ; mdck cell derived trivalent

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

0.5 mL, IM, once

FluMist(R), FluMist Quadrivalent(R):
0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally, once

Fluzone Intradermal(R):
0.1 mL, intradermally, once

Comments:
-The preferred intramuscular site is the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

6 months to 35 months: 0.25 mL, IM - 1 or 2 doses; if 2 doses, administer 1 month apart
3 to 8 years old: 0.5 mL (1 dose), IM - 1 or 2 doses; if 2 doses, administer 1 month apart
9 years and older: 0.5 mL, IM, once

FluMist(R), FluMist Quadrivalent(R):
2 to 8 years: 0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally - 1 or 2 doses; if 2 doses, administer 1 month apart
9 years and older: 0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally, once

Comments:
-Previously unvaccinated children (under 9 years of age) should receive 2 doses.
-Some previously vaccinated children should receive 2 doses: check current ACIP guidelines.
-Check the approved age range for the vaccine being used.
-The deltoid muscle of the upper arm is the preferred administration site.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 months.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Inspect for particulate matter and/or discoloration.
-Use separate syringes for each injection.

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