Current recommendations for 2016-2017 influenza season include:
- According to CDC's Advisory Committee Immunization Practices (ACIP) today voted that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also know as the 'nasal spray" flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. ACIP continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with either the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) or recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV), for everyone 6 months and older.
- Annual vaccination is recommended for all people age 6 months and older, regardless of risk group
- Vaccination should begin as soon as vaccine is available with special emphasis on people with conditions that put them at increased risk for complications from influenza
- Some children younger than age 9 will need two doses of seasonal flu vaccine this season