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US encourages flu jabs for infants aged under 2

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 02 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:502
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. Nebraska

    Infants and children aged under 2 years are extremely susceptible to influenza virus and should receive flu jabs, says the vaccine advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The Advisory Committee of Immunisation Practices is urging flu vaccination of infants aged 6 months to 23 months, starting at the beginning of the next flu season (autumn 2002-3).

    Although the committee fell short of making a full recommendation, it is expected to make …

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