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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Paediatrics and Child Health (Canada)|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2015|
- Influenza vaccine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health