Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Swine Flu vaccine in India - What to do if accidentally given Pediatric dose to an older child?

Q: I am a pediatrician, and I accidentally injected 0.25 ml (Pediatric dose) to my children aged 6 & 7 years yesterday. On reading I found that any child above 3 years age requires Adult dose (0.5 ml). What should I do now?

A: If less than an age-appropriate dose of influenza vaccine is administered it should NOT be counted as valid regardless of the route it was given, and should be repeated.

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