Intradermal Flu Shot With 270+ clinics nationwide, Passport Health is your local leading provider of vaccinations. Prepare your health this flu season, visit us and get vaccinated. What is Fluzone Intradermal®? Where to get the Intradermal influenza vaccine? What is Fluzone Intradermal®? The Fluzone Intradermal® trivalent flu vaccine is approved for people aged 18 to 64 years and injected into the dermal layer of the skin instead of into the muscle like traditional flu shots. The dermal layer of skin contains high concentrations of dendritic cells – these cells play a key role in helping the body generate an immune response. The Fluzone Intradermal® vaccine uses a needle 90% smaller than standard needles used for traditional flu shots administered intramuscularly is preservative-free (without thimerosal) Fluzone Intradermal® requires 40% less antigen, which is the part of a vaccine that helps your body build up an immune response to the disease, to be as effective as the traditional flu shot. Although the intradermal flu vaccine has almost half the amount of antigen than the traditional flu shot studies have shown the immune response to be similar. Common side effects from the intradermal flu vaccine are similar to those experienced from receiving the traditional flu shot. As a result of the way this vaccine is adminstered the following side effects have been more common, at the injection site, with the intradermal flu vaccine than with the traditional flu shot. redness swelling toughness itching Where to get the Intradermal influenza vaccine? Influenza vaccines are available year round and especially during flu season at all nationwide Passport Health locations. Please call your local Passport Health clinic to check for specific availability of this flu vaccine option.