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Table 4.2

Generic (brand)Route of administration StorageUse
BCG Injection Refrigerate Protect from light Recommended for patients at high risk of exposure to tuberculosis Recommended for healthcare works in high-risk settings only
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (various combinations available) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Diphtheria, tetanus, and/ or pertussis (whooping cough) in children or adults
Haemophilus influenza B or HIB (HibITTER, ActHIB, PedvaxHIB) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Haemophilus influenza type b in children
Hepatitis A or HAV (Havrix, Vaqta) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Recommended for patients at high risk of exposure to hepatitis A
Hepatitis B or Hep B (recombivax HB, engerix-B) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Hepatitis B in children Recommended in adults at high risk of exposure to hepatitis B Recommended for healthcare workers
Human papilloma virus or HPV (gardasil) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Protect from light Recommended for boys/girls and women/men 9-26 years old to prevent cervical cancer in females and genital warts due to HPV
HIB + Hep B (comvax) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Haemophilus influenza and hepatitis B in children
Influenza (afluria, fluarix, FluLaval, fluvirin, fluzone) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Protect from light Influenza in children and adult recommended for healthcare workers
Influenza (Flumist) Intranasal Refrigerate (do not freeze) Influenza in patients 2-50 years old Recommended for healthcare workers
Japanese encephalitis (JE-VAX) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Recommended for patients at high risk of exposure to Japanese encephalitis
Measles, mumps, rubella (M-M-R-II) Injection Room temperature during shipping Refrigerate during storage in pharmacy Protect from light Measles, mumps, and rubella in adults and children
Meningococcal (menomune, Menactra) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) recommended for patients at high risk of exposure to neisseria meningitidis
Pneumococcal, conjugate (prevnar) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Pneumonia and otitis media (ear infections) in children
Pneumococcal, polyvalent (pneumovax) Injection Refrigerate Pneumonia in patients <2 years old or >50 years old
Polio, inactivated or IPV (IPOL) Injection Refrigerate (do not freeze) Poliovirus in children
Rotavirus (rotarix, RotaTeq) Oral Refrigerate (do not freeze) Protect from light Rotavirus in infants and children
Typhoid (Vivotif Berna, Typhim Vi) Ora, Injection PO: refrigerate or freeze Injection: refrigerate (do not freeze) PO: salmonella typhi in adults and children Injection: recommended for patients at high risk is exposure to typhoid fever
Varicella (varivax) Injection Frozen (refrigerate for 72 hours only) Chickenpox in children
Yellow fever (YF-Fax) Injection Frozen during shipping Refrigerate (do not freeze) during storage in pharmacy Recommended for patients at high risk of exposure to yellow fever
Zoster (zostavax) Injection Room temperature or refrigerate Herpes zoster (shingles) in patients > 60 years old
Created by: Evelynguerra
 

 



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