CDC shares flu shot recommendations for 2020-21 season

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices shared updated flu vaccine recommendations for the 2020-21 season in its most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Aug. 21.

The committee still recommends healthcare providers offer flu shots to everyone 6 months and older with no contraindications by the end of October.

Inactivated, recombinant and live attenuated flu vaccines will be available this season. This year's flu shot composition includes updates to the following strains: 

  • Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09
  • Influenza A(H3N2)
  • Influenza B/Victoria lineage components

The recommendations also include information on two new vaccines designed to achieve a stronger immune response in people 65 and over. 

To view the CDC's full recommendations, click here.

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