• COVID-19
  • Allergies and Infant Formula
  • Pharmacology
  • Telemedicine
  • Drug Pipeline News
  • Influenza
  • Allergy, Immunology, and ENT
  • Autism
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Infectious disease
  • Nutrition
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health
  • Developmental/Behavioral Disorders
  • Practice Improvement
  • Gynecology
  • Respiratory
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Mental Health
  • Oncology
  • Psychiatry
  • Animal Allergies
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sexual Health
  • Pain

Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

Opinion
Video

Todd Wolynn, MD, reviews influenza vaccination recommendations for pediatric populations, highlighting the egg-based and cell-based formulations.

This is a video synopsis/summary of a panel discussion involving Todd Wolynn, MD.

In the discussion, the speaker emphasizes the availability of influenza vaccines for children, with a universal recommendation for vaccination starting at 6 months of age. Despite this, the speaker expresses concern over suboptimal immunization rates in children. Historically, even with age-specific recommendations, rates did not surpass 50%, but a shift to universal recommendations improved vaccination rates, especially in younger age groups. However, rates decline as children transition into their teens, often avoiding medical visits. The vaccination protocol involves 2 doses in the first year for children under 9 years old, with subsequent years requiring only 1 dose. Various vaccines exist, including traditional egg-based inactivated influenza vaccines, newer cell-based inactivated vaccines, and live attenuated influenza vaccines administered through nasal spray. The latter has age restrictions, recommended for people aged between 2 and 49 years. In contrast, injectable inactivated vaccines cover a broader age range, starting from 6 months and extending through adulthood. The discussion highlights the diverse vaccine options available and underscores the importance of increasing immunization rates among children.

Video synopsis is AI-generated and reviewed by Contemporary Pediatrics editorial staff.

Related Videos
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.