Influenza Vaccine: Got It? Give It!

October 2008
American Family Physician;10/15/2008, Vol. 78 Issue 8, p923
Academic Journal
The author calls for U.S. family physicians to provide influenza to their patients, staff and themselves. He notes that the rate of acute respiratory infections reaches its maximum when the schools open. He urges family physicians to adopt early the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to vaccinate children aged six months to 18 for the 2009-2010 season. They should also encourage high-risk patients to vaccinate and impose mandatory vaccination on medical personnel.


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