Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010
The 2010 influenza recommendations include new and updated information. Highlights of the 2010 recommendations include:
- a recommendation that annual vaccination be administered to all persons aged≥6 months for the 2010-11 influenza season
- 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
- 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
- information about Fluzone High-Dose, a newly approved vaccine for persons aged ≥65 years
- 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