Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals
Note: “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season” has been published. CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another. Content on this website is being updated to reflect this most recent guidance. More information about the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season is available.
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
Effectiveness & Safety
- Flu Vaccination & Possible Safety Signal
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness, 2005-2018
- 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 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: August 23, 2018
- Page last updated: September 6, 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