Updated Vaccination Information
- Although nasal spray vaccines are approved by the FDA, due to ineffectiveness in previous seasons only injectible vaccines are recommended by the CDC for use this year.
- Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
- New this season is the availability of a quadrivalent standard-dose cell culture-based vaccine called Flucelvax®. Cell-based flu vaccines are made by growing viruses in animal cells instead of eggs. Flucelvax is approved for people aged 4 years and older. Cell-based influenza vaccines were first approved in the United States in 2012, but these vaccines were originally trivalent. This is the first season that cell-based quadrivalent influenza vaccine will be available.
- Recommendations for vaccination for those with egg allergies have been updated. Click here to view in-depth updated guidelines for those with egg allergies.
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
-According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.
-Those who are particularly prone to complications from the flu including:
- Pregnant women
- Older adults (65+)
- Young children
Click here to learn more about additional preemptive measures to avoid the flu, from our Medical Director, Ismael Beloso