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Medical News & Perspectives
March 5, 2014

2014 Adult Immunization Schedule: Recombinant Flu Vaccine Expands Options for People With Egg Allergies

JAMA. 2014;311(9):893. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.1703

The latest update of the guideline for recommended adult immunizations released in February by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) features use of a recombinant influenza vaccine that for the first time allows people with severe egg allergies to receive protective immunization against this infection.

The 2014 immunization recommendations for adults were published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63[5]:110-112) and are available online on the CDC’s immunizations webpage (http://1.usa.gov/1bJaoje). According to the CDC, all individuals 6 months or older should be vaccinated against influenza annually, with rare exceptions.

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