Influenza vaccine

When should Influenza vaccine be given? Who should get Influenza vaccine? Influenza vaccine for babies!


1 . Who should get Influenza vaccine , When should Influenza vaccine be given?
Children from 6 months to 9 years of age is given an Influenza vaccine?

2. How do flu vaccines work?
Flu vaccines create antibodies that make body Immune about two
weeks of vaccination.

3. Influenza vaccine dose

Influenza vaccine Schedule

NAME: Influenza vaccine  DOSE AND ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION:  
 IIV
a)  6 months to < 3 years        0.25 mL administered IM in the anterolateral thigh b)  After 3 years      0.5 ml administered IM in the anterolateral thigh/deltoid
   LAIV. Nasal spray into each nostril  
INDICATIONS  SCHEDULE:  
Provides protection against influenza virus A and B, which are responsible for causing a respiratory disease called seasonal influenza, including swine flu  • Annual vaccine( to be taken every year)   •  6 Months -9 years : 2doses 4 weeks apart in the 1st Year •  Thereafter , annual booster
• > 9 years : 1 dose every year LAIV • < 2 years not recommended • > 2- 9 years 1-2 dose  each nostril
> 9 years : 1 dose each nostril
 
TYPE OF VACCINE  CATCH UP IMMUNIZATION:  
Live attenuated (LAIV )
Inactivated vaccine (IIV)  
Any age group >6 months age prior to the flu season; with the most recent vaccine available.  
AVAILABILITY/DILUENT:  ADVERSE EFFECTS FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION:
Prefilled syringes of a) trivalent inactivated Vaccine-whole cell newer type split virion b) quadrivalent inactivated or c) live attenuated nasal spray (lyophilized)    • Mild adverse events Local injection-site reactions and fever •Severe adverse events : Anaphylaxis , Guillain – Barre syndrome , and oculo-respiratory syndrome
STORAGE:  SPECIAL COMMENTS:  
Eletween +2 C and +8 C
• Do not freeze.
• Nasal spray influenza vaccine is not preferred over the parenteral vaccine
 • Recommended for patients with chronic cardiorespiratory disease, pregnancy, individuals on long-term salicylates and healthcare workers  
CONTRAINDICATIONS.   
a) Known hypersensitivity or anaphylaxis to a previous dose or to a vaccine component such as egg protein . b) LAIV is contraindicated in severe immunocompromised and pregnancy   
PRECAUTIONS:   
High risk of GBS within a week of previous dose