It has come to ACP’s attention that the seasonal influenza vaccine in stock at most community pharmacies is Influvac. Please note:
INFLUVAC IS ONLY APPROVED FOR USE IN CLIENTS 18 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER.
Refer clients under the age of 18 years to a Public Health clinic.
Also remember your ethical obligation to inform clients, before they pay for Influvac, of their option of getting seasonal influenza immunization at no charge at a public health clinic.
Originally published in the October 27, 2009, issue of The Link