Recommendations for Prevention of Influenza in Children - CDC


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The key points for the upcoming 2011–2012 season are:

- the influenza vaccine composition for the 2011–2012 season is unchanged from the 2010–2011 season

- a simplified dosing algorithm for administration of influenza vaccine to children 6 months through 8 years of age has been created

- most children presumed to have egg allergy can safely receive influenza vaccine in the office without need for an allergy consultation. Most egg-allergic children can now receive influenza vaccine safely.

- an intradermal trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine has been licensed for the 2011–2012 season for use in people 18 through 64 years of age

References:

PEDIATRICS Vol. 128 No. 4 October 1, 2011, pp. 813 -825, (doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2295)


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