People with egg allergies can receive any licensed, recommended age-appropriate influenza vaccine and no longer have to be monitored for 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine. Apisarnthanarak A, Uyeki T, Puthavathana P, Kitphati R, Mundy L. Influenza vaccination of health-care personnel: recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). An outbreak of influenza A in a neonatal intensive care unit. People who have severe egg allergies should be vaccinated in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. Reduction of seasonal influenza transmission among healthcare workers in an intensive care unit: A 4-year intervention study in Thailand. Influenza vaccination and sick leave practices and perceptions reported by health care workers in ambulatory care settings. More information about influenza vaccines is available at Preventing Seasonal Flu With Vaccination. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older.
More information is available at Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza.
CDC recommends use of a flu shot; either an inactivated influenza vaccine or (IIV) or a recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV).
This year’s flu vaccination campaign begins in October 2017.
Under the For general questions about the mandatory flu campaign, contact the Johns Hopkins Medicine Vaccination and Influenza Prevention Steering Committee at hopkinsmedicine.org/mandatory_flu_vaccination/
Health care providers should offer vaccination by the end of October, if possible.