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Types of vaccination and dosing.

This year there are two types of vaccination.

  • live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV)
  • 2-12 years unless contraindicated.
  • 2-8 year olds may require a 2nd dose 4 weeks later if 1st time getting a flu vaccination, or if the vaccination history is unknown.
  • ​inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV)
  • 6months to 9 years, may require a 2nd dose 4 weeks later if 1st time getting a flu vaccination, or if the vaccination history is unknown. (where LAIV is not suitable)
  • All patients 9 years and over who are post stem cell or solid organ transplant, need 2 doses 4 weeks apart if getting the vaccine for the 1st time port transplant
  • Cancer patients who received the vaccine while on chemotherapy and who complete their course in the same season, need 2 doses 4 weeks apart
  • All others, one dose.

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