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CDC's influenza vaccine for seasonal (non-pandemic) influenza, 2009-10
Posted Aug 13 2009 8:03pm
Useful facts regarding the standard (non-swine)
flu vaccine: advice from CDC:
84% of the population is now advised annual vaccinations
All children 6 months through 18 years of age are advised annual vaccinations
Vaccination is recommended for “All persons who want to reduce the risk of becoming ill with influenza or of transmitting it to others”
Vaccine last year was
An oculorespiratory syndrome, typically mild, has been linked to influenza vaccination, and it may or may not recur upon subsequent flu vaccinations; its pathogenesis is uncertain
The flu vaccine for the 2009-10 season will contain the same H3N2 and H1N1 (NOT the swine H1N1) antigens as were in the past year's vaccine, but will have a new influenza B component
Most flu last year was H1N1, and all tested H1N1 strains were resistant to Tamiflu, but sensitive to adamantanes. Tested H3N2 and Influenza B strains were sensitive to both Tamiflu and Zanamivir.
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