ACIP Recommendations for 2022-2023 Season

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August 25, 2022

Influenza (Flu)
2022 - 2023 Flu Season 

Recommendations from Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices 

Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2022-2023 Influenza Season has been published. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older in the United States get a flu vaccine, ideally by the end of October. 

What’s New for 2022-2023
Look out for updates for the 2022-2023 influenza (flu) season, including:
  • New for the 2022-2023 flu season, three flu vaccines are preferentially recommended for people 65 years and older: Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine and Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. More information is available at Flu & People 65 Years and Older.
  • For people younger than 65 years, CDC does not preferentially recommend any licensed, age-appropriate influenza (flu) vaccine over another during the 2022-2023 flu season.
  • Additionally, the composition of flu vaccines for the 2022-2023 flu season has been updated to better protect against the flu viruses research indicates will be most common during the upcoming flu season.
  • Consistent with prior guidance, everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine, ideally by the end of October. Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications, like those with certain chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older.
  • More information about the 2022-2023 flu season is available at Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2022-2023 Season.

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