Universal influenza immunization program materials
October 9, 2015
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Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 301; after hours 705.688.4366.
I am writing to let you know that the full 2015/16 UIIP Implementation Package will be posted on the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care website on Tuesday, October 13. This includes fact sheets on the publicly funded vaccines being used for immunization in the 2015/16 season as outlined below, as well as questions and answers, which include dosing information:
|Vaccine Type||Vaccine Name||Indication|
|Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV)||Agriflu®||Preferentially used for individuals 18 years of age and older; may be considered for individuals over the age of 6 months*|
|Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV)||Fluviral®||Preferentially used for individuals 18 years of age and older; may be considered for individuals over the age of 6 months*|
|Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV)||Influvac®||Individuals 18 years of age and older|
|Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine With Adjuvant||Fluad®||Adults 65 years of age and older who live in institutions, shelters, or group homes|
|Quadrivalent Inactivated Vaccine (QIV)||Fluzone® Quadrivalent||Individuals 6 months to 17 years of age|
|Quadrivalent Inactivated Vaccine (QIV)||FluLaval® Tetra||Individuals 6 months to 17 years of age|
*For children 6-23 months, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommends that, given the burden of influenza B disease, QIV be used. If QIV is not available or refused, TIV should be used. For children 2-17 live attenuated influenza vaccine is superior (LAIV). As LAIV is currently not publicly funded and given the burden of influenza B infection in children, it is recommended that QIV be used. Regardless of product used, children aged 6 months to less than 9 years of age receiving seasonal influenza vaccine for the first time should be given 2 doses of influenza vaccine with a minimum interval of 4 weeks between doses.
These fact sheets are also available on the Sudbury & District Health Unit website at: www.sdhu.com/professionals/health-professionals/advisory-alerts-health-care-professionals
As a reminder, influenza vaccine orders can be picked up at the Health Unit on or after October 21, 2015.
This item was last modified on September 9, 2016