Fluzone

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Description

Fluzone is  an inactivated Influenza virus vaccine indicated for active immunization against Influenza disease caused by Influenza virus subtypes A and  B contained in the vaccine. It is prepared from Influenza viruses propagated in embryonated chicken eggs. It is licensed for use in persons 6 months of age and older.

Immunization guideline:

  • Children  6 through 35 months of age not previously vaccinated with an influenza vaccine, should receive two doses of 0.25 mL each at minimum interval of 4 weeks. Previously vaccinated children in this age group need to be given only one 0.25 mL dose
  • Children 36 months through 8 years of age not previously vaccinated with an influenza vaccine,  should receive two 0.5 mL doses at minimum interval of  1 month. Previously vaccinated children in this age group should receive only one 0.5 mL dose
  • Children 9 years of age and older should receive a single 0.5 mL dose

Annual vaccination with the current vaccine is recommended because immunity during the year after vaccination declines, and also circulating strains of influenza virus change from year to year.

For latest IAP updates see revised immunization schedule.

Additional information

vaccine-type

Influenza vaccine (seasonal); split virion; inactivated

manufacturer

Sanofi Pasteur

country-of-manufacture

USA

pharmaceutical-form

Liquid

package-size

1 Dose

route-of-administration

Intramuscular

preservative

None

Contraindications

Do not administer Fluzone vaccine to anyone with a known severe hypersensitivity to egg proteins or any component of the vaccine or life-threatening reactions after previous administration of any influenza vaccine.