• Vaccines

Fluvirin Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Trivalent inactivated "split virus" influenza vaccine (Types A and B); formulation changes annually; susp for IM inj; contains thimerosal.

Pharmacological Class

Influenza vaccine.

How Supplied

Multidose vial (5mL)—1
Single-dose prefilled syringes (0.5mL)—10

Fluvirin Indications


Influenza immunization.

Fluvirin Dosage and Administration

Adults and Children

<4yrs: not recommended. Each dose is 0.5mL IM. 4–8yrs: 2 doses at least 1 month apart for 1st immunization, otherwise 1 dose per season. >9yrs: 1 dose/season. Infants and young children: give in anterolateral thigh; older: give in deltoid muscle.

Fluvirin Contraindications


Allergy to egg proteins. Life-threatening reaction to any previous flu vaccine.

Fluvirin Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Fluvirin Warnings/Precautions


Use current formulation only. Guillain-Barre syndrome within 6 weeks of previous flu vaccine. Immunosuppressed. Have epinephrine inj (1:1000) available. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Fluvirin Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Fluvirin Interactions


Concomitant vaccines: insufficient data (see literature). Immunosuppressants (eg, radiation, chemotherapy, high-dose steroids) may result in suboptimal response.

Fluvirin Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Local reactions, headache, fever, malaise, fatigue, myalgia.

Fluvirin Clinical Trials

See Literature

Fluvirin Note

Not Applicable

Fluvirin Patient Counseling

See Literature