Schedule: Every person, beginning at age 6 months and continuing throughout their lifetime, should receive annual vaccination against influenza.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.
AAP flu recommendations
Influenza Implementation Guidance 2017-2018
ACIP flu recommendations
Vaccines.gov provides resources from federal agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides questions and answers about Influenza (flu) from the Vaccine Education Center.