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, 2019–20 Influenza Season” has been published. CDC recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, influenza vaccine that is appropriate for the recipient’s age and health status, (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 2019-2020 flu season is available.
- Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2018–19 Influenza Season
- TABLE: Influenza vaccines — United States, 2018–19 influenza season
- FIGURE: Influenza vaccine dosing algorithm for children aged 6 months through 8 years — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2018–19 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.
- 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)external icon, also available by telephone at 1–800–822–7967
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.