Friday, December 2, 2011

ECDC continues to advise no flu shots for children

The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention continues to advise against the vaccination of children for the prevention of seasonal influenza.

The "Factsheet for the general public on seasonal influenza" notes that few "EU countries recommend immunising children or offering vaccines to pregnant women. An expert panel convened by ECDC considered there was as yet insufficient evidence on the burden of infection in children to take any view for or against immunisation."