CDC Updates Influenza Vaccine Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released an updated version of the 2012 immunization recommendations for seasonal influenza control from its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

Updates include changes in viral composition to trivalent and quadrivalent influenza vaccines, the release of newly licensed vaccines that are acceptable alternatives to current vaccine options and the availability of egg-free vaccine for people aged 18 to 49 with any severity of egg allergy.

For more information on approved vaccines, see Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices – United States, 2013-2014 at the CDC's website. 

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