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The age indication for some influenza vaccines has been expanded.
The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released recommendations on childhood vaccinations for the 2019-2020 influenza season.
“Historically, up to 80% of pediatric deaths have occurred in unvaccinated children six months and older. Influenza vaccination is associated with reduced risk of laboratory-confirmed influenza-related pediatric death,” AAP wrote in its recommendations for 2019-2020.
The primary changes in recommendations this flu season compared to last year are: