CDC updates flu vaccine recommendations

Ahead of the 2018-19 flu season, the CDC updated its recommendations on seasonal flu vaccine use in the U.S.

The CDC continues to recommend annual flu vaccination for persons 6 months and older and does not prefer one vaccine over another.

The CDC's report updates the 2017–18 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations.

Updates and changes to the recommendations are of four types:

1. The vaccine virus composition for the 2018–19 U.S. seasonal influenza vaccines. 

2. A recommendation for the 2018–19 season that live attenuated influenza vaccine can be used when appropriate.

3. A recommendation that people with an egg allergy may get any licensed, recommended and age-appropriate influenza vaccine. 

4. Recent regulatory actions, including new vaccine licensures and labeling changes for previously licensed vaccines. 

To learn more about the updates, click here.

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