Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals
exclamation square light icon What You Need to Know for the 2020-2021 Flu Season
It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading this fall and winter, making it more important than ever that ALL healthcare workers get a flu vaccine!
- Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2020–21 Influenza Season
- TABLE: Influenza vaccines — United States, 2020–21 influenza season
- FIGURE: Influenza vaccine dosing algorithm for children aged 6 months through 8 years — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2020–21 influenza seasons
- Recommendations regarding influenza vaccination of persons who report allergy to eggs
- Dosage & Administration (Q&A)
- Large-Scale Influenza Vaccination Clinic Planning
- Vaccine Storage and Handling Guidelines and Recommendations
- Influenza Vaccine Availability Tracking System (IVATS)external icon , a resource to enable healthcare providers to find influenza vaccine to purchase.
- Addressing Concerns Pregnant Women Might Have about Influenza Vaccine Safety
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness, 2005-2020
- Flu Vaccine Effectiveness (Q&A for Health Professionals)
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)external icon, also available by telephone at 1–800–822–7967
- Protect Your Health
- Free Resources
- Healthcare Provider Toolkit
- Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-2021 Season
- Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza (Q&A)
- Inactivated Flu Vaccine: Vaccination Information Statement (VIS)
- Live, Intranasal Flu Vaccine: Vaccination Information Statement (VIS)
- Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation
People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine (IIV, RIV4, or LAIV4) that is otherwise appropriate. People who have a history of severe egg allergy (those who have had any symptom other than hives after exposure to egg) should be vaccinated in a medical setting, supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic reactions. Two completely egg-free (ovalbumin-free) flu vaccine options are available: quadrivalent recombinant vaccine and quadrivalent cell-based vaccine.