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How do you administer a quadrivalent flu shot?
Attach a sterile needle to the prefilled syringe and administer intramuscularly. The preferred sites for intramuscular injection are the anterolateral thigh for children aged 6 through 11 months and the deltoid muscle of the upper arm for persons aged 12 months and older if muscle mass is adequate.
How do flu vaccines get approved?
In the United States, licensed influenza vaccine manufacturers must submit a supplement to their license for review and obtain FDA approval before the updated version of the influenza vaccine containing new virus antigens can be distributed.
What is the difference between the senior flu shot and the regular flu shot?
Some high-dose flu vaccines include 3 to 4 times as much flu virus antigen the part of the vaccine that stimulates the immune system as standard flu vaccines. One flu vaccine recommended for older adults has the same amount of antigen as the standard dose vaccine.
How does flu vaccine get approved every year?
In late February/early March well before the new flu season begins an FDA advisory committee reviews data about which flu viruses have caused disease in the past year, how the viruses are changing, and disease trends so they can recommend the flu virus strains to include in the influenza vaccines for the U.S. in
What is different about the over 65 flu shot?
This year, the Adjuvanted Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccine (aQIV) is being offered to people aged 65 or over. This vaccine contains a substance, known as an adjuvant, to help to stimulate the immune system and create a better response.
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