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Flucelvax Quadrivalent Dosage

Generic name: INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/IDAHO/07/2018 (H1N1) ANTIGEN (MDCK CELL DERIVED, PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA A VIRUS A/INDIANA/08/2018 (H3N2) ANTIGEN (MDCK CELL DERIVED, PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA B VIRUS B/SINGAPORE/INFTT-16-0610/2016 ANTIGEN (MDCK CELL DERIVED, PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL, INFLUENZA B VIRUS B/IOWA/06/2017 ANTIGEN (MDCK CELL DERIVED, PROPIOLACTONE INACTIVATED) 15ug in 0.5mL
Dosage form: suspension for intramuscular injection

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 19, 2019.

For intramuscular injection only.

Dosage and Schedule

Administer FLUCELVAX QUADRIVALENT as a single 0.5 mL intramuscular injection preferably in the region of the deltoid muscle of the upper arm. Do not inject the vaccine in the gluteal region or areas where there may be a major nerve trunk.

Table 1: Dosage and Schedule

1 1 or 2 doses depends on vaccination history as per Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices annual recommendations on prevention and control of influenza with vaccines.

Age Dose Schedule
4 through 8 years of age One or two doses1, 0.5 mL each If 2 doses, administer at least 4 weeks apart
9 years of age and older One dose, 0.5mL Not Applicable

Administration

Shake the syringe vigorously before administering and shake the multi-dose vial preparation each time before withdrawing a dose of vaccine. Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration whenever solution and container permit. [see Description (11)] If either condition exists, do not administer the vaccine. Between uses, return the multi-dose vial to the recommended storage conditions between 2º and 8ºC (36º and 46ºF). Do not freeze. Discard if the vaccine has been frozen.

Attach a sterile needle to the pre-filled syringe.

For the multi-dose vial, a separate sterile syringe and needle must be used for each injection to prevent transmission of infectious agents from one person to another. Needles should be disposed of properly and not recapped. It is recommended that small syringes (0.5 mL or 1 mL) should be used to minimize any product loss.

Administer intramuscularly only. Do not administer this product intravenously, intradermally or subcutaneously.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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