Updates made to the 2013 ACIP recommendations on seasonal influenza vaccines

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the 2014-15 influenza season.

The report updates the 2013 recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding use of seasonal influenza vaccines.

Updated information for the 2014–15 influenza season includes 1) antigenic composition of U.S. seasonal influenza vaccines; 2) vaccine dose considerations for children aged 6 months through 8 years; and 3) a preference for the use, when immediately available, of live attenuated influenza vaccine for healthy children aged 2 through 8 years, to be implemented as feasible for the 2014–15 season but not later than the 2015–16 season. Information regarding issues related to influenza vaccination not addressed in this report is available in the 2013 ACIP seasonal influenza recommendations.

Information in the report reflects discussions during public meetings of ACIP on Feb. 26 and June 25.

Click here to read the report.

 

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