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Cine y Pediatría 8
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Vol. 18 - Num. 72

Consensus document

Seasonal influenza vaccination in children and adolescents. Recommendations of the Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Spanish Society of Paediatrics for the 2016-2017 campaign

David Moreno Péreza, Nuria García Sánchezb, J Arístegui Fernándezc, Jesús Ruiz Contrerasd, FJ Álvarez Garcíae, Ángel Hernández Merinof, Manuel Merino Moínag, M.ª José Cilleruelo Ortegah, Josep M.ª Corretger Raueti, T Hernández-Sampelayo Matosj, L Ortigosa del Castillok, Comité Asesor de Vacunas de la Asociación Española de Pediatría

aInfectología Pediátrica e Inmunodeficiencias. Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Pediatría. Hospital Materno-Infantil. Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga. Grupo de Investigación IBIMA. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de Málaga. Málaga. España.
bPediatra. CS Delicias Sur. Zaragoza. España.
cUnidad de Infectología Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario de Basurto. Departamento de Pediatría. Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU). Bilbao. España.
dServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.
ePediatra. CS de Llanera. Departamento de Medicina. Universidad de Oviedo. Asturias. España.
fPediatra. CS La Rivota. Alcorcón. Madrid. España.
gPediatra. CS El Greco. Getafe. Madrid. España.
hServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid. España.
iConsell Assessor de Vacunacions. Departament de Salut. Generalitat de Catalunya. Barcelona. España.
jServicio de Pediatría. Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Madrid. España.
kServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria. Facultad de Medicina. Universidad de La Laguna. Tenerife. España.

Correspondence: D Moreno. E-mail: dmp.malaga@gmail.com

Reference of this article: Moreno Pérez D, García Sánchez N, Arístegui Fernández J, Ruiz Contreras J, Álvarez García FJ, Hernández Merino A, et al. Seasonal influenza vaccination in children and adolescents. Recommendations of the Vaccine Advisory Committee of the Spanish Society of Paediatrics for the 2016-2017 campaign. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;18:e173-e197.

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Abstract

The Advisory Committee on Immunization of the Spanish Association of Paediatrics issues its recommendations about vaccination against influenza virus in children and adolescents every year before the onset of the flu season.

Influenza vaccination is particularly beneficial when aimed at individuals, both children and adults, who are included in the population groups considered at risk. However, for various reasons, many children and adolescents with underlying conditions and their contacts are still not given this vaccination annually. There is a need for a greater involvement of health professionals, health authorities and all social agents to inform the population, especially to the parents of children and adolescents in those risk groups, on the recommendations for seasonal influenza vaccination.

In this document, current recommendations for influenza vaccination for the 2016-2017 season are presented, and reasons and limitations are explained.

The recommendation for influenza vaccination is emphasized for health professionals

Keywords

Children Cronical illness Influenza Inmunization Teenagers Vaccines

 

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