Administering FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT
Storing FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT
Key facts about vaccination errors
- According to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), the wrong vaccine being administered is one of the most common vaccination errors reported5,†
- In a recent Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) report, of the flu vaccine administration errors submitted to the ISMP, administration of a vaccine not indicated for the patient's age group is the most common6,‡
Please note that there are no data demonstrating that the use of FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT reduces administration errors.
*One or 2 doses, depending on vaccination history, per the annual Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations on prevention and control of influenza with vaccines. If 2 doses, administer each dose at least 4 weeks apart. Patients aged 9 years and older receive only 1 dose, regardless of vaccination history.1,4
†Reported years 2000-2013. N (total errors reported)=21,843.5
‡Institute for Safe Medication Practices National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program.
- Prescribing Information for FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT.
- Grohskopf LA, Sokolow LZ, Broder KR, et al. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2018-19 influenza season. MMWR. 2018;67(3):1-20. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/rr/pdfs/rr6703a1-H.pdf. Published August 24, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2018.
- American Medical Association. CPT® 2019 Professional Edition. Chicago, IL: AMA Press; 2018.
- Prescribing Information for Fluzone Quadrivalent.
- Hibbs BF, Moro PL, Lewis P, et al. Vaccination errors reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, (VAERS) United States, 2000-2013. Vaccine. 2015;33(28):3171-3178.
- Institute for Safe Medication Practices. Frequently reported vaccine errors to ISMP VERP. Pharm Today. 2016;22(1):72.
- Influenza: about flu. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html. Updated October 26, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2018.
- Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical Visits, and Hospitalizations Averted by Vaccination in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/2016-17.htm. Updated May 22, 2016. Accessed November 14, 2018.
- Flu vaccination coverage, United States, 2016-17 influenza season. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview/coverage-1617estimates.htm. Updated September 28, 2017. Accessed November 14, 2018.
- People 65 years and older & influenza. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/65over.htm. Updated September 4, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2018.
- People at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/high_risk.htm. Updated August 27, 2018. Accessed November 14, 2018.