There is a new flu vaccine product available for providers to order this flu season. In addition to Fluzone, FluLaval pre-filled syringes are available for all VFC-eligible patients 6 months and older. This product is a .5 mL pre-filled syringe and is indicated for all VFC-eligible patients.
FluLaval and Fluzone come in different presentations with different dosing guidelines.
|Presentation||Single-dose syringe||Multi-dose vial|
|Dosing||6 months -18 yrs||0.5 mL||6 – 35 months||0.25 mL|
|3 years+||0.5 mL|
|Eligibility||6 months – 18 years||6 months – 18 years|
|Type||Inactivated, quadrivalent||Inactivated, quadrivalent|
|CPT Code||90686||6 – 35 months||90687|
|Notes||Contains no thimerisol|
Order flu vaccine throughout the season, as you need it. Keep vaccinating patients until product expires. Only use VFC vaccine to vaccinate VFC-eligible patients.
- How to administer intramuscular, intradermal, and intranasal flu vaccines:
- Guide to determining the number of doses, age 6 months through 8 years:
- Flu vaccines for people with egg allergies:
- More resources are available from the IAC Express: