Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines

Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010 

SUMMARY

The 2010 influenza recommendations include new and updated information.  Highlights of the 2010 recommendations include:

  1. a recommendation that annual vaccination be administered to all persons aged≥6 months for the 2010-11 influenza season
  2. a recommendation that children aged 6 months-8years whose vaccination status is unknown or who have never received seasonal influenza vaccine before (or who received seasonal vaccine for the first time in 2009-10 but received only 1 dose in their first year of vaccination) as well as children who did not receive at least 1 dose of an influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine regardless of previous influenza vaccine history should receive 2 doses of a 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccine (minimum interval: 4 weeks) during the 2010-11 season
  3. a recommendation that vaccines containing the 2010-11 trivalent vaccine virus strains A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like (the same strain as was used for 2009 H1N1monovalent vaccines), A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2)-like and B/Brisbane/60/2008-like antigens be used
  4. information about Fluzone High-Dose, a newly approved vaccine for persons aged ≥65 years
  5. information about other standard-dose newly approved influenza vaccines and previously approved vaccines with expanded age indications.

Vaccination efforts should begin as soon as the 2010-11 seasonal influenza vaccine is available and continue through the influenza season.  These recommendations also include a summary of safety data for U.S.-licensed influenza vaccines.  These recommendations and other information are available at CDC’s influenza website (http://www.cdc/gov/flu) ; any updates or supplements that might be required during the 2010-11 influenza season also will be available at this website.  Recommendations for influenza diagnosis and antiviral use will be published before the start of the 2010-11 influenza season.

To obtain a copy of this entire publication visit: www.cdc.gov/mmwr

Reference:  MMWR, Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines, Recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP, 2010

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