CDC's new influenza recommendation

January 14, 2008

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its immunization schedules from 2008, changing three recommendations....

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its immunization schedules for 2008, changing three recommendations:--Children between the ages of 2 and 4 years should now receive a single dose of pneumococcal conjugate virus.--11- to 18-year-olds who haven't received a meningococcal vaccine should receive a single dose of it.--Children 2 years and older can receive live-attenuated influenza vaccine. And the time to wait between the first and a possible second shot has been shortened from six weeks to four. The updated schedules for children 0-6 years of age and children 7 to 18 years will be published in the February issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.