CDC’s ACIP Recommends Older Adults Get Specific Vaccines

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2021 - 2022 Flu Season 
June 24, 2022

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Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report

CDC's Influenza Division compiles and analyzes information on influenza activity year-round in the United States. According to this week’s report, seasonal flu activity continues, but is decreasing across most of the country. Beginning this week, an abbreviated report will be published during the summer, and the first full report of the 2022-23 season will be published on October 14, 2022.

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CDC’s ACIP Recommends Older Adults Get Specific Vaccines

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on June 22, 2022, to preferentially recommend the use of higher dose (including high-dose and recombinant) or adjuvanted flu vaccines over standard-dose unadjuvanted vaccines for adults 65 years and older. The recommendation must be approved by CDC’s Director before it becomes CDC policy.

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End of Season Estimates Show Flu Vaccines Reduced Risk of Illness

Updated data presented this week show that 2021-2022 flu vaccines worked better than first reported, reducing the risk of flu illness by about one-third in people who were vaccinated. This is an update from early estimates that found no measurable protection against flu illness. As more flu activity happened, the benefits of vaccination this season became evident. Estimates on how well vaccines protected against severe outcomes are pending.

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