CDC releases new flu vaccine recommendation

07/30/2010 | Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy

The CDC on Thursday released its vaccine advisory group's recommendation for universal flu vaccination, expanding the immunization to all healthy and nonpregnant adults from 18 to 49 years old. The latest recommendation also includes the advisory group's guideline citing that children aged 6 months to 8 years who have not yet had at least one dose of the H1N1 flu shot should get two doses of the trivalent shot for the coming flu season. Adults who are 65 years old or older can get either the standard seasonal flu shot or the new high-dose vaccine.

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