2007 ACIP recommendations for flu vaccine released

July 9, 2007

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released a report updating the 2006 recommendations for influenza vaccine.

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released a report updating the 2006 recommendations for influenza vaccine. The group reemphasized the importance of administering two doses of vaccine to all children aged six months to eight years if they have not been vaccinated previously. ACIP also advised that children in the same age group, who received only one dose of vaccine in their first year, should receive two doses in their second year, followed by single annual doses in subsequent years. ACIP reinforces previous recommendations that all persons, including school-aged children, be vaccinated and that healthcare providers provide clinics during flu season for vaccine administration. The reports advised use of the 2007-2008 trivalent vaccine virus strains A/Solomon Islands/3/2006 (H1N1)-like, which is new for this season; A/Wisconsin/67/2005 (H3N2)-like, and B/Malaysia/2506/2004-like antigens.

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