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INFLUENZA VACCINE

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1.       TYPE OF DRUG- Influenza Vaccine
Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots, are vaccines that protect against influenza.

 

2.       INDICATIONS (USE)- Influenza Vaccine
Influenza Vaccine is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of influenza disease caused by influenza A subtype viruses and type B virus contained in the vaccine.

 

3.       MECHANISM OF ACTION (MOA)- Influenza Vaccine
Influenza Vaccine stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that may protect against influenza A subtype viruses and type B viruses.

 

4.       ROUTES OF ADMINISTRATION- Influenza Vaccine
‎IM‎, intranasal

 

5.       ONSET OF EFFECT OR ACTION- Influenza Vaccine
6.      DOSAGE (DOSING INFORMATION)- Influenza Vaccine
Usual Adult Dose for Influenza Prophylaxis

0.5 mL, IM, once

 

FluMist(R), FluMist Quadrivalent(R):

0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally, 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

 

FluMist(R), FluMist Quadrivalent(R):

2 to 8 years: 0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally – 1 or 2 doses; if 2 doses, administer 1 month apart

9 years and older: 0.2 mL (0.1 mL per nostril), intranasally, once

 

7.       HALF LIFE (DURATION OF ACTION)- Influenza Vaccine
Less than 1 week.

 

8.       ADVERSE EFFECTS OR SIDE EFFECTS – Influenza Vaccine
  • Soreness, redness, and swelling at the injection site.
  • Fainting, mainly in adolescents.
  • Aches.
  • Fever (low grade)
  • Nausea.
9.       CONTRAINDICATIONS – Influenza Vaccine
Hypersensitivity to any component of the vaccine, including thimerosal; hypersensitivity to egg proteins (eg, eggs, egg products); life-threatening reaction to previous influenza vaccination.

 

10.   DRUG INTERACTIONS – Influenza Vaccine
Interaction between a vaccine and a drug has been reported only with influenza vaccine and four drugs (aminopyrine, phenytoin sodium, theophylline, and warfarin sodium), and with BCG vaccine and theophylline.

 

11.      EXCRETION- Influenza Vaccine
urinary protein excretion

 

 

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