Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals
Information for the 2017-18 Influenza Season
- Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2017–18 Influenza Season
- TABLE: Influenza vaccines — United States, 2017–18 influenza season
- FIGURE: Influenza vaccine dosing algorithm for children aged 6 months through 8 years — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2017–18 influenza seasons
- FIGURE: Recommendations regarding influenza vaccination of persons who report allergy to eggs
Dosage, Administration, Storage & Handling
- Dosage & Administration (Q&A)
- Large-Scale Influenza Vaccination Clinic Planning
- Packing, Shipping, Handling, & Storing Influenza Vaccine [610 KB, 14 Pages], guidelines for packing, shipping, handling, & storage of vaccine; vaccines are listed alphabetically.
- Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System (IVATS) , a resource to enable healthcare providers to find influenza vaccine to purchase.
Summary for Health Care Professionals
Supply & Distribution
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine & Total Doses Distributed
- Reallocating Influenza Vaccine
- Seasonal Flu Vaccine Supply for the U.S. 2017-18 Season
- Supply & Distribution in the U.S. (Q&A)
- Distributors, listing from the Health Industry Distributors Association
Effectiveness & Safety
- Flu Vaccination & Possible Safety Signal
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness, 2005-2017
- Flu Vaccine Effectiveness (Q&A for Health Professionals)
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), also available by telephone at 1–800–822–7967
The recommendations for vaccination of people with egg allergies have not changed since last season (2016-2017).
People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine and no longer have to be monitored for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. People who have severe egg allergies should be vaccinated in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions.
- Page last reviewed: January 4, 2018
- Page last updated: January 4, 2018
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
- Page maintained by: Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Digital Media Branch, Division of Public Affairs