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Influenza Virus Vaccine, Live, Trivalent Dosage

Applies to the following strengths: trivalent; quadrivalent

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Geriatric Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

Through 49 years old:
1 dose (0.2 mL), intranasally, once per influenza season - administer 0.1 mL per nostril

Comments:
-The CDC does not recommend use of this vaccine for the 2016/2017 flu season.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

50 years and older: not recommend

Usual Pediatric Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

2 to 8 years:
1 or 2 doses (0.2 mL), intranasally, per influenza season - administer 0.1 mL per nostril
-If using 2 doses, administer at least 1 month apart
-Use Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices annual recommendations to determine number of doses

9 years and older:
1 dose (0.2 mL), intranasally, once per influenza season - administer 0.1 mL per nostril

Comments:
-The CDC does not recommend use of this vaccine for the 2016/2017 flu season.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 2 years.

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:
-Do not inject

Storage requirements:
-Refrigerate; do not freeze
-Keep in carton to protect from light

Patient advice:
-Inform patients/caregivers that this is an attenuated live virus vaccine and has the potential for transmission to immunocompromised contacts.

Further information

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

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