Flu Activity is on the Rise in Nine States

The CDC has reported that influenza activity is on the rise in nine states in their latest Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report.  Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina, as well as New York City, have all experienced high influenza-like illness activity.  A total of 11 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have […]

ACIP Influenza Recommendations Released

The 2017-2018 Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines has been published.  Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months who do not have contraindications. A licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate vaccine should be used. View the Recommendations

Updated CDC Vaccine Information Materials

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is required to develop vaccine information materials that all health care providers must give to patients/parents prior to administration of specific vaccines.  Information for the following vaccines have been finalized and are available for download: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines Beginning no later than November 1, 2016, each […]

CDC Releases Updated Vaccine Recommendations for 2016-17 Influenza Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published their updated vaccine recommendations for the 2016-2017 influenza season. Major changes and updates include: Antigenic composition and influenza vaccine products information for the 2016-17 season Interim recommendation that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) should not be used for the 2016-17 season Providers should consider observing ALL […]