Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children 2012–2013

Source:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publisher:
American Academy of Pediatrics
Publication date:
30 September 2012

Abstract

Committee on Infectious Diseases (2012) Recommendations for prevention and control of influenza in children 2012–2013. Pediatrics 130:  780-792

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends annual trivalent seasonal influenza immunisation for all individuals, including all children and adolescents, aged =6 months during the 2012–2013 influenza season. In addition, special efforts should be made to vaccinate individuals in the following groups

  • All children, including infants born preterm, who are =6 months of age who have conditions that increase the risk of complications from influenza (eg, children with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes mellitus, immunosuppression, or neurologic disorders)
  • All household contacts and out-of-home care providers of: children with high-risk conditions, children aged <5 years, especially infants aged <6 months
  • All health care personnel (HCP)
  • All women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, have just delivered, or are breastfeeding during the influenza season