How do you administer a quadrivalent flu shot?

How do you administer a quadrivalent flu shot?

The preferred sites for intramuscular injection are the anterolateral aspect of the thigh in infants 6 months through 11 months of age, the anterolateral aspect of the thigh (or the deltoid muscle if muscle mass is adequate) in persons 12 months through 35 months of age, or the deltoid muscle in persons ≥36 months of …

Which flu vaccine is quadrivalent?

Flucelvax Quadrivalent is now approved for people 6 months and older. More information on approved flu vaccines for the 2020-2021 flu season, and age indications for each vaccine are available in CDC’s Table: U.S. Influenza Vaccine Products for the 2020-2021 Season.

What are the ingredients in the quadrivalent flu vaccine?

Each dose of 0.5 mL dose of clear-to-slightly opalescent suspension contains 4 strains of influenza virus. Nonmedicinal ingredients: egg protein, sodium phosphate-buffered, isotonic sodium chloride solution, formaldehyde, Triton® X-100, sucrose, gelatin, and thimerosal (multidose preparation only).

Do you remove air bubble from flu vaccine?

No. You do not need to expel the air pocket. The air will be absorbed.

Which flu vaccine is best 2021?

CDC recommends use of any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine during the 2021-2022 flu season, including inactivated flu vaccine, high-dose flu vaccine, adjuvanted flu vaccine, recombinant flu vaccine, and nasal spray flu vaccine.

What is quadrivalent vaccine?

A vaccine that works by stimulating an immune response against four different antigens, such as four different viruses or other microorganisms. For example, Gardasil is a quadrivalent vaccine that helps protect the body against infection with four different types of human papillomaviruses (HPV).

What is the difference between trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccine?

Trivalent protects against two common A strains and one B strain. The high-dose vaccine is a trivalent vaccine. The quadrivalent vaccine is designed to protect against four commonly circulating viruses, two influenza A viruses, and two influenza B viruses. The CDC doesn’t currently recommend one over the other.

Do I need to remove air from prefilled syringe?

No. You do not need to expel the air pocket. The air will be absorbed. This is not true for syringes that you fill yourself; you should expel air bubbles from these syringes prior to vaccination to the extent that you can do so.