Information on influenza vaccines for the current season

  • Public Health England
  • 23 Oct 2018

  • curated by Pavankumar Kamat
  • UK Medical News
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Public Health England (PHE) has recently released a poster highlighting the various types of influenza (flu) vaccines available during this flu season and the clinical risk groups that they are suitable for.

The Live Attenuated Intranasal Vaccine (LAIV) is suitable for all healthy children aged 2-9 years who do not have any contraindications to LAIV and for children aged 2 years to

The Quadrivalent Inactivated Vaccine (QIV) is suitable for children aged 6 months to

Adjuvanted Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine is suitable for adults and aged ≥65 years and for health care workers in this age group.

More information on immunisation of health care workers can be found in the PHE document 'Inactivated influenza vaccine information for healthcare practitioners'. It is essential to check the summary of product characteristics of QIV for age indications in children prior to administration.

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