Influenza causes approximately 36,000 deaths and 148,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States. The best way to be protected against the disease is with influenza vaccination.
This section contains information about influenza, influenza vaccines and related topics.
Learn about the disease, the available vaccines, their history, who should and should not receive the vaccine, dose schedule, the vaccine effectiveness and side effects.
This section contains synopses of articles from the scientific, peer-reviewed literature related to influenza vaccines.
Trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) has been recommended for many years for children with underlying medical conditions and for children living in households with someone at increased risk of complications of influenza. More recently, TIV was first encouraged and then recommended for all children 6-23 months of age.