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Tell me about my Flu shot options!

Flu Vaccines for 2018-2019 CDC has released recommendations for influenza vaccines for the 2018-19 influenza season. These recommendations can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/rr/rr6703a1.htm?s_cid=rr6703a1_w. Items that are addressed include the following: Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone ages six months and older who do not have contraindications, using any age-appropriate vaccine.1Encourage patients to try to complete vaccination by the end of October. Though delayed vaccination may lead to increased immunity later in the season, it could also lead to missed opportunities to vaccinate, and is not recommended.1 LAIV4 (intranasal vaccine; FluMist) is an available option endorsed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the 2018-19 flu season.1 This is a change from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 [...]

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