Prevention and Control of Influenza, Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

Nicole M. Smith, PhD; Joseph S. Bresee, MD; David K. Shay, MD; Timothy M. Uyeki, MD; Nancy J. Cox, PhD; Raymond A. Strikas, MD


Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 2006;55(27):1-41. 

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Recommended Vaccines for Different Age Groups

When vaccinating children aged 6 months-3 years, health-care providers should use inactivated influenza vaccine that has been approved by FDA for this age group. Inactivated influenza vaccine from sanofi pasteur (Fluzone) is approved for use among persons aged ≥6 months. Inactivated influenza vaccine from Novartis, formerly Chiron (Fluvirin), is labeled in the United States for use among persons aged ≥4 years because data to demonstrate efficacy among younger persons have not been provided to FDA, whereas inactivated influenza vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline (FLUARIX) is labeled for use in persons aged ≥18 years. LAIV from MedImmune (FluMist) is approved for use by healthy persons aged 5-49 years ( Table 4 ).


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