CDC, AAP Flu Vaccine Recommendations for 2017-2018
September 18, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have issued their flu vaccine guidelines for 2017-2018. As in past years, both organizations advise against using the live attenuated influenza vaccine (FluMist) because it was ineffective in previous flu seasons. Among other guidance, CDC recommends influenza vaccination for anyone 6 months of age or older who does not have contraindications, ideally before the end of October. CDC also suggests using a standard- or high-dose vaccine for people age 65 years or older.