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Influenza Virus Vaccine, Inactivated Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Aug 19, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: trivalent; preservative-free quadrivalent; preservative-free trivalent; quadrivalent; preservative-free pediatric quadrivalent; recombinant hemagglutinin trivalent; recombinant hemagglutinin quadrivalent; high-dose preservative-free quadrivalent; high-dose preservative-free trivalent; mdck cell derived trivalent; adjuvanted preservative-free trivalent; adjuvanted preservative-free quadrivalent; preservative-free mdck cell derived quadrivalent; mdck cell derived quadrivalent

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

0.5 mL, IM, once


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

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

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

CONTRAINDICATIONS:
-Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients

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

To report suspected adverse reactions, contact the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at: https://vaers.hhs.gov

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-The preferred intramuscular site is the deltoid muscle of the upper arm.
-The preferred intradermal site is the deltoid; having the patient place the hand of the arm being immunized on their hip so that it bends at the elbow creates a more accessible angle.
-Inspect for particulate matter and/or discoloration.
-Use separate syringes for each injection.

Storage:
-Refrigerate; do not freeze
-Discard if product has been frozen

Further information

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