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Vaccination resources and updates for the 2015-16 influenza season

Vaccination resourcesThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) 2015-16 Recommendations for prevention and control of seasonal influenza were published in complete form in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on August 6, 2015. The report is available at MMWR.

Updated information for the 2015–16 season includes 1) antigenic composition of U.S. seasonal influenza vaccines; 2) information on influenza vaccine products expected to be available for the 2015–16 season; 3) an updated algorithm for determining the appropriate number of doses for children aged 6 months through 8 years; and 4) recommendations for the use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) and inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) when either is available, including removal of the 2014–15 preferential recommendation for LAIV for healthy children aged 2 through 8 years.

Information regarding topics related to influenza vaccination that are not addressed in the 2015-16 report is available in the 2013 ACIP seasonal influenza recommendations.

CDC's influenza vaccination resources:

Other influenza vaccination resources:

Reporting, testing and clinical guidance
Infection control in health care facilities