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Drug Names(s): Fluzone ID, Flu ID, Preservative-free: Pediatric Dose, Influenza Virus Vaccine

Description: Fluzone is a sterile suspension prepared from influenza viruses propagated in embryonated chicken eggs, and is indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus types A and B contained in thevaccine in subjects from 6 months of age and older. The original formulation for adults (Influenza Virus Vaccine Trivalent Types A and B, Zonal Purified, Subvirion) may have been approved by the FDA as early as the 1940's (actual date is uncertain). The intradermal form uses a very fine needle and is intended to take advantage of the greater number of immune cells in the dermis. Neither form of the vaccine is adjuvanted.

Please also see high dose Fluzone and Fluzone Quadrivalent.

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