MMS Flu Advisory: ACIP Recommendations for 2012-13 Flu Season

Sign up to receive MMS Flu Advisories by e-mailThe August 17 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) includes the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the prevention and control of influenza with vaccines for the 2012-13 flu season in the U.S.

The report:

  • identifies influenza vaccine virus strains included in the U.S. seasonal influenza vaccine for 2012–13;
  • includes an updated vaccination schedule for children aged 6 months through 8 years and a description of available vaccine products and indications;
  • discusses febrile seizures associated with administration of influenza and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate (PCV-13) vaccines;
  • provides vaccination recommendations for persons with a history of egg allergy; and
  • discusses the development of quadrivalent influenza vaccines for use in future influenza seasons.

The full report can be found at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/wk/mm6132.pdf.

Information about issues related to influenza vaccination that are not addressed in this update are available in CDC’s Prevention and Control of Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr5908.pdf).

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