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Afluria Dosage

Generic name: INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/CALIFORNIA/7/2009 X-181 (H1N1) HEMAGGLUTININ ANTIGEN (PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA B VIRUS B/BRISBANE/60/2008 ANTIGEN (PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/VICTORIA/210/2009 X-187 (H3N2) ANTIGEN (PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL
Dosage form: injection, suspension

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Prior to Administration

AFLURIA should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration (see Description [11]), whenever suspension and container permit. If either of these conditions exists, the vaccine should not be administered. Any vaccine that has been frozen or is suspected of being frozen must not be used.

Administration

When using a preservative-free, single-dose syringe, shake the syringe thoroughly and administer the dose immediately.

When using the multi-dose vial, shake the vial thoroughly before withdrawing each dose, and administer the dose immediately. Between uses, store the vial at 2–8°C (36–46°F) (see How Supplied/Storage and Handling [16]). Once the stopper has been pierced, the vial must be discarded within 28 days.

Children

Children 6 months through 35 months of age not previously vaccinated with an influenza vaccine, or vaccinated for the first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.25 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later. Children 6 months through 35 months of age given two doses of any influenza vaccine last season, or at least one dose two or more years ago, should receive only one 0.25 mL dose.1

Children 36 months through 8 years of age not previously vaccinated with an influenza vaccine, or vaccinated for the first time last season with only one dose, should receive two 0.5 mL doses: one on day 1 followed by another approximately 4 weeks later. Children 36 months through 8 years of age given two doses last season, or at least one dose two or more years ago, should receive only one 0.5 mL dose.1

Children 9 years of age and older should receive a single 0.5 mL intramuscular dose.1

The preferred sites for intramuscular injections are the anterolateral aspect of the thigh in infants or the deltoid muscle of the upper arm in toddlers and young children.

Adults

AFLURIA should be administered as a single 0.5 mL intramuscular injection, preferably in the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.

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