The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated its guidance for influenza vaccination for children during the 2021-2022 influenza season. Do you offer vaccination to all your patients aged 6 months or older who do not have contraindications?
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new recommendations for preventing and controlling influenza during the 2021-2022 season, especially in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
Caregivers of Hospitalized Children Are Less Concerned About Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic Than Pre-Pandemic
To measure child influenza vaccine coverage and identify factors associated with vaccine hesitancy before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers assessed influenza knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and vaccine hesitancy among parents/caregivers of hospitalized children ages 6 months to 18 years.
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