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Flu Guidance

CDC Recommendations for Seasonal Flu Vaccine

The single best way to protect against seasonal flu and its potential severe complications in children is to get a seasonal influenza vaccine each year. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine. This includes all children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday. CDC also recommends that people in contact with certain groups of children get a seasonal flu vaccine in order to protect the child (or children) in their lives from the flu. The following contacts of children are recommended for seasonal influenza vaccination by CDC: close contacts of children younger than 5 years old, out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 5 years old, people who have close contact with children who have chronic health conditions, health care workers.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website offers many valuable resources for health care providers and practices to utilize. It is important to be familiar with information and issues regarding the flu. Resources include:

  • Laboratory/Diagnostic Tests
  • Vaccine Recommendations
  • Vaccine Administration and Effectiveness
  • Antiviral Drugs
  • Influenza Training
  • Patient Education
  • Clinical Information
  • Flu Activity and Surveillance
  • Infection Control

Visit the CDC website for HCPs to find out more about the topics listed above.

For professionals: Prepare yourself  in case of a health crisis as a school, community, business or hospital planner.