Influenza Immunization


Routine immunization

  • Minimum age: 6 months for trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV)
  • Recommended only for the vaccination of persons with certain high-risk conditions.
  • First time vaccination: 6 months to below 9 years: two doses 1 month apart; 9 years and above: single dose
  • Annual revaccination with single dose.

Dosage (TIV) : aged 6-35 months 0.25 ml; 3 years and above: 0.5 ml

  • For children aged 6 months through 8 years: For the 2012-13 season, administer 2 doses (separated by at least 4 weeks) to children who are receiving influenza vaccine for the firsttime.

All the currently available TIVs in the country contain the ‘Swine flu’ or ‘A (H1N1)’ antigen; no need to vaccinate separately.

  • Best time to vaccinate:

> As soon as the new vaccine is released and available in the market

> Just before the onset of rainy season.

Brands available

 

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