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Fluarix Quadrivalent Dosage

Generic name: INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/GUANGDONG-MAONAN/SWL1536/2019 CNIC-1909 (H1N1) ANTIGEN (FORMALDEHYDE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/HONG KONG/2671/2019 NIB-121 (H3N2) ANTIGEN (FORMALDEHYDE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA B VIRUS B/WASHINGTON/02/2019 ANTIGEN (FORMALDEHYDE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA B VIRUS B/PHUKET/3073/2013 ANTIGEN (FORMALDEHYDE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL
Dosage form: injectable suspension, for intramuscular use

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Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on July 2, 2020.

For intramuscular injection only.

Dosage and Schedule

The dose and schedule for FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT are presented in Table 1.

Table 1. FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT: Dosing
a One dose or 2 doses (0.5‑mL each) depending on vaccination history as per the annual Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendation on prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines. If 2 doses, administer each 0.5‑mL dose at least 4 weeks apart.

Age

Vaccination Status

Dose and Schedule

6 months through 8 years

Not previously vaccinated with influenza vaccine

Two doses (0.5‑mL each) at least 4 weeks apart

Vaccinated with influenza vaccine in a previous season

One or 2 dosesa (0.5‑mL each)

9 years and older

Not applicable

One 0.5‑mL dose

Administration Instructions

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.

Attach a sterile needle to the prefilled syringe and administer intramuscularly.

The preferred sites for intramuscular injection are the anterolateral thigh for children aged 6 through 11 months and the deltoid muscle of the upper arm for persons aged 12 months and older if muscle mass is adequate. Do not inject in the gluteal area or areas where there may be a major nerve trunk.

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

Further information

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