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Influenza Vaccine Recommendations Released for 2000–01

KEY POINT

As reported briefly in the May ADIL, several important changes are included in the 2000–01 recommendations for influenza vaccine. These include lowering the age for universal vaccination from 65 to 50 years. Also, because the 2000–01 flu vaccine may not be consistently available in early fall, large organized vaccination campaigns should not be scheduled until mid-October.

SOURCES

MMWR. 2000(Apr 13).