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Influenza Virus Vaccine, Live, Trivalent Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 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.

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