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Updated CDC Recommendations for Respiratory Viruses - 7/2/2024

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July 2, 2024
This message includes updates on respiratory viruses from CDC.

 

CDC Updates COVID-19, Flu, and RSV Vaccination Recommendations


On June 26 and 27, 2024, CDC updated its recommendations for vaccination against COVID-19, flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

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Updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendation    


CDC recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive an updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 vaccine when these vaccines are available later this year. The 2024-2025 vaccine is formulated to protect against currently circulating variants of COVID-19 and will protect people from the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Vaccination continues to remain the safest and most dependable strategy to build immunity and protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death caused by COVID-19.

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Updated 2024-2025 Flu Vaccine Recommendation   


CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exceptions, receive an updated 2024-2025 flu vaccine to reduce the risk of influenza and its potentially serious complications this fall and winter. Most people need only one dose of the flu vaccine each season. While CDC recommends flu vaccination as long as influenza viruses are circulating, September and October remain the best times for most people to get vaccinated.

 

The updated 2024-2025 flu vaccine will be trivalent and will protect against an H1N1, H3N2 and a B/Victoria lineage virus. The composition of this season’s vaccine compared to last has been updated with a new influenza A(H3N2) virus.   

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Updated RSV Vaccination Recommendation for Older Adults    


If you have not already received an RSV vaccine and are age 60 or older, CDC now recommends a single dose of RSV vaccine as listed below:

  • Everyone ages 75 and older
  • People ages 60–74 who are at increased risk of severe RSV, meaning they have certain chronic medical conditions, such as lung or heart disease, or they live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.

The updated recommendation for adults 60 and older is intended to simplify RSV vaccine decision-making for clinicians and the public. It is based on data about which groups of older adults are most likely to get a severe RSV illness, and the effectiveness of RSV vaccines introduced in 2023.

 

The best time to get vaccinated is in late summer or early fall, before RSV usually starts to spread in the community. However, eligible adults can get an RSV vaccine at any time.

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