Eligibility of children for flu vaccines


Giving a second dose of Fluenz Tetra The patient information leaflet provided with LAIV states that children should be given two doses of this vaccine if they have not had flu vaccine before. However, the Joint committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) considers that a second dose of the vaccine provides only modest additional protection. On this basis, JCVI has advised that most children should be offered a single dose of LAIV. However, children in clinical risk groups aged 2 to less than 9 years who have not received flu vaccine before should be offered two doses of LAIV (given at least four weeks apart).  

Information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/647122/VU_270_september17.pdf

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