Vaccine recommendations for children and youth for the 2015/2016 influenza season

Natalie A. Bridger, Shalini Desai, Ruth Grimes, Charles P.S. Hui, Joan L. Robinson, Marina Salvadori, Otto G. Vanderkooi, Noni E. MacDonald, Upton D. Allen, Tobey Audcent, Carrie Byington, Nicole Le Saux, Dorothy L. Moore, Patricia Mousmanis, Rhonda Kropp

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Abstract

The Canadian Paediatric Society continues to encourage annual influenza vaccination for ALL children and youth ≥6 months of age. Recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization for the 2015/2016 influenza season include some important changes: 1. Children and adolescents with neurological or neurodevelopmental disorders were added to the list of individuals considered to be at high risk for severe influenza. 2. Quadrivalent influenza vaccines are recommended preferentially over trivalent vaccines for use in children and youth. 3. An adjuvanted trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine is now available for use in children six to 23 months of age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPaediatrics and Child Health (Canada)
Volume20
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • Children
  • IIV
  • Influenza vaccine
  • LAIV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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