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Generic Name and Formulations:
Quadrivalent, inactivated, "split virion" influenza vaccine (virus types A and B); contains a total of 60mcg of hemagglutinin per 0.5mL dose; formulation changes annually; susp for IM inj; may contain trace amounts of neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B.


Therapeutic Use:


Influenza immunization.

Adults and Children:

<5yrs: not established. Each dose is 0.5mL by IM inj once in the deltoid. May be administered by needle and syringe (≥5yrs) or PharmaJet Stratis Needle-Free Injection System (18–64yrs only); see full labeling. 5–8yrs: 1 or 2 doses at least 1 month apart (depending on vaccination history as per annual ACIP recommendation). ≥9yrs: 1 dose.


Allergy to egg protein. Life-threatening reaction to any previous flu vaccine.


Use current formulation only. Have appropriate medical treatment and supervision readily available. Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of previous flu vaccine. Immunocompromised. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.


Concomitant vaccines: insufficient data (see full labeling). Immunosuppressants: may get suboptimal response.

Pharmacological Class:

Influenza vaccine.

Adverse Reactions:

Local reactions (eg, tenderness, redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising), headache, myalgia, malaise.

Generic Availability:


How Supplied:

Single-dose prefilled syringe 0.5mL (preservative-free)—10 (without needles); Multi-dose vial 5mL (contains thimerosal)—1

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