Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals
Note: For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017. The 2016-2017 influenza vaccination recommendations are now available.
Information for the 2016-17 Influenza Season
- Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices-(ACIP)-United States, 2016-17
- Table of Approved Influenza Vaccines for the U.S. 2016–17 Season
- FIGURE. Influenza vaccine dosing algorithm for children aged 6 months through 8 years
- 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. 2016-17 Season
- Supply & Distribution in the U.S. (Q&A)
- Distributors , listing from the Health Industry Distributors Association
Effectiveness & Safety
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness, 2005-2016
- 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 changed for 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: September 28, 2016
- Page last updated: September 28, 2016
- Content source:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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