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Provides coverage against 2 A strains and 2 B strains .1

Stand up to influenza with a 4-strain defense that helps protect patients 6 months of age and older.13
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Influenza overview

Seasonal influenza places a large burden on the health and well-being of children and families.1 In the 2012-2013 season, approximately 90% of pediatric deaths occurred in unvaccinated children.2 Despite your continued efforts to vaccinate3:

  • An average of 20,000 children <5 years of age are hospitalized for influenza-related complications1
  • 154 influenza-related pediatric deaths were reported to the CDC4,b
    • - 123 deaths were reported in 2010-2011 and 34 deaths were reported in 2011-20124
  • 40% of deaths occurred in children with no recognizable chronic health problems2
  • Of deaths reported, 37% were in children <5 years of age and 47% were in children with no known risk factors5

Pediatric influenza vaccine coverage rates 2011-2012 season

Illustration: 52% of children younger than 18 years are vaccinated for influenza

In the 2009-2010 influenza season, only 35% of children 6 through 23 months of age and 23% of children 6 months through 18 years of age were fully vaccinated for influenza.8

The CDC and the AAPc recommend annual vaccination in children ≥6 months of age, with rare exception9,10

The CDC recommends 2 doses at least 4 weeks apart for children 6 months through 8 years of age who have not been adequately primed, including children in this age group who are receiving influenza vaccine for the first time.11,a

a Guidance can vary depending on patient history in relation to annual vaccine strain change.9

b CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

c AAP = American Academy of Pediatrics.

Fluzone vaccine use in children

Dosage/schedule

Appropriate for use in a wide range of children9,12

Chart: Fluzone vaccine dosage and schedule by child's age and condition

Adapted from the CDC.

Consider 4-strain protection against influenza

Above is a dosing chart for Fluzone vaccine. For 4-strain protection against the second B strain, consider Fluzone Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine. This quadrivalent vaccine is indicated for active immunization of persons 6 months of age and older.13

Fluzone Vaccine Presentations

Image: Fluzone vaccine pediatric prefilled syringe

For children 6 months of age and older12

  • 5 mL multidose vial, either 0.25 mL dose or 0.5 mL dose
Image: Fluzone vaccine multidose vial package

Persons 36 months of age or older12

  • Prefilled syringes, 0.5 mL each (Contains No Preservatives)12
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Fluzone vaccine storage and handling

Store all Fluzone vaccine presentations refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F). DO NOT FREEZE. Discard if vaccine has been frozen. Between uses, return the multidose vial to the recommended storage conditions at 2°C to 8°C (35°F to 46°F).12

Do not use after the expiration date shown on the label.12

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Illustration: 52% of children younger than 18 years are vaccinated for influenza
Chart: Fluzone vaccine dosage and schedule by child's age and condition

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