Immunizing greater numbers of children will be a key piece of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) strategy for boosting the number of individuals who receive influenza vaccines during the 2006-2007 influenza season.
Noting the key role that children play in spreading the influenza virus, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will recommend that children aged 6 to 59 months receive flu immunizations this year. Previously, only children aged 6 to 23 months or those with certain illnesses were targeted. Additionally, the committee is also recommending that all persons who live or work with children aged 6 to 59 months get vaccinated.
Kuehn BM. CDC: Immunize More Children for Influenza. JAMA. 2006;295(23):2709. doi:10.1001/jama.295.23.2709