Which Vaccines Should Not Be Administered At The Same Time?

Can flu shot be given with other vaccines?

Yes.

If other vaccines are indicated, they can be administered during the same clinical encounter as inactivated influenza vaccine.

When giving several injections at a single visit, administer each vaccine at a separate injection site..

Can live vaccines be given at the same time?

All live vaccines (MMR, varicella, live attenuated influenza, yellow fever, and oral typhoid) can be given at the same visit if indicated. If live vaccines are not administered during the same visit, they should be separated by 4 weeks or more.

What are contraindications to vaccines?

Contraindications are conditions that increase chances of a serious adverse reaction in vaccine recipients and the vaccine should not be administered when a contraindication is pres- ent. Precautions should be reviewed for potential risks and benefits for vaccine recipient.

What happens if vaccines get warm?

Warm temperatures and UV light can have negative effects on most vaccines and can cause them to become ineffective. Thawing or re-cooling a vaccine that has been exposed to extreme temperatures won’t restore to its original form.

How long can flu vaccines be out of fridge?

Before use, the vaccine may be taken out of the refrigerator once for a maximum period of 12 hours at a temperature not above 25°C. If the vaccine has not been used after this 12 hour period, it should be discarded.

Which vaccine should not be stored in freezer?

​Vaccine Storage Cha​rtVaccineWhere to storeAcceptable temperature rangeIIVRefrigerator Do not freeze or expose to freezing temperatures2°C–8°CMMRRefrigerator or Freezer-50°C to +8°CMeningococcal Conjugate Vaccines, Menveo and MenactraRefrigerator Do not freeze or expose to freezing temperatures2°C–8°C13 more rows

Do vaccinations expire?

The need for vaccines does not go away with age. In fact, there are specific ages in your adult life when vaccinations are recommended. Also, protection from vaccines you received as a child can wear off over time, and there are more vaccines available now.

Can I use expired vaccine?

If you discover expired vaccine, remove it from the refrigerator or freezer so that it is not inadvertently given to a patient. Expired vaccines and diluents should NEVER be administered, even if it is only 1 day past the expiration date.

Why is a new influenza vaccine needed every year?

A flu vaccine is needed every season for two reasons. First, a person’s immune protection from vaccination declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection.

What vaccines should not be given to immunocompromised patients?

In general, the combination of corticosteroid therapy and other immunocompromising treatments or conditions is a contraindication to vaccination. Live attenuated vaccines (such as MMR , MMRV [measles-mumps-rubella-varicella], zoster, varicella and yellow fever) may be unsafe in people receiving corticosteroid therapy.

How long can vaccines be unrefrigerated?

Contact the vaccine manufacturer and/or your local or state immunization program for guidance before discarding any refrigerated varicella-containing vaccine that cannot be used within 72 hours. Written routine and emergency storage and handling plans should be developed and maintained.

What is the shelf life of vaccines?

Vaccine — Up to 2 years. Check date on container or vial. Diluent — Check date on container or vial.

What vaccinations can be given together?

Combination vaccines have been in use in the United States since the mid-1940s. Examples of combination vaccines are: DTap (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis), trivalent IPV (three strains of inactivated polio vaccine), MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), DTap-Hib, and Hib-Hep B.

Can you give 2 vaccines in the same arm?

Do not mix separate vaccines in the same syringe. If more than one vaccine is being administered to the same limb, injection sites should be 1 to 2 inches apart so that any reactions can be determined.

What happens if you give an expired vaccine?

The good news is that an expired vaccine cannot itself hurt you. The vaccine just won’t work. “Live viruses, like measles or chicken-pox, simply cease to work and don’t become anything bad. Kill vaccines weren’t alive to start with, so they can’t cause any harm,” he said.