Fluzone Intradermal Vaccine Fluzone Intradermal vaccine
was recently approved by the FDA
as the first intradermal flu vaccine in the United States. The needle is very
thin (only 1.5 mm long) and only penetrates the skin, unlike the traditional
flu vaccine that is given intramuscularly. Fluzone is only approved for adults
18-64. Other vaccines are available for children and persons over 65. Fluzone
Intradermal is a Pregnancy Category B (FDA).
Other vaccines available include: (1)Trivalent flu vaccine
*Standard-dose trivalent shots
(IIV3) that are manufactured using virus grown in eggs.
Different flu shots are approved for people of different ages, but there are
flu shots that are approved for use in people as young as 6 months of age and
A high-dose trivalent shot
, approved for people 65 and older.
A trivalent shot containing virus grown in cell
, which is approved for
people 18 and older, grown in mammalian cells instead of hen's eggs.
A recombinant trivalent shot that is egg-free
, approved for people 18 through 49 years of
protects against two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.
The following quadrivalent flu vaccines are available:
A quadrivalent flu shot
For more information:
FDA - https://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/
CDC - http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/qa_intradermal-vaccine.htm