What’s New With Flu? The Intradermal Vaccine

An intradermal flu vaccine is new this year.

“Fluzone Intradermal®” was licensed by the FDA for use in the U.S. for the 2011-2012 flu season. The intradermal flu vaccine is a shot that is injected into the skin instead of the muscle. It uses a much smaller and very fine needle so it may be helpful for people who don’t like needles.

It is for use in adults 18 through 64 years of age. It is provided in a single-use, preservative-free (without thimerosal) prefilled syringe.

For more information visit CDC’s website: http://cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/qa_intradermal-vaccine.htm