The parents of a healthy 1 year-old boy request that their
son be vaccinated with the flu vaccine.
His immunizations are up to date.
He has not previously received an influenza vaccine. He has met all developmental
milestones, is on no chronic medications, and has no history of underlying
medical problems. His parents are
both well and have no other children.
Which of the
following outlines the most appropriate response to his parents request for
A. He is not a candidate for influenza vaccination because he does not meet criteria for increased risk of complications associated with influenza disease B. He should receive a dose of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) followed by a repeat dose in 1 month C. He should receive one dose of inactivated trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) D. He should receive a dose of TIV followed by a repeat dose in one month E. He should receive one dose of LAIV
He should receive a dose of tiv followed by a repeat dose in one month-all children from 6 months through 59 months of age should receive an annual influenza vaccine. this recommendation includes all health children as well as those at increased risk of complications from influenza infection. the latter category includes children with chronic pulmonary, neuromuscular, hemodynamically significant cardiac and metabolic diseases, as well, children with hemoglobinopathy, immunodeficiency, or those requiring chronic salicylate therapy. all children or = 5 years of age and adolescents who are themselves at increased risk of complications associated with influenza disease or live with, or have close contact with, an individual at increased risk.
board testing point: identify appropriate candidate for routine influenza immunization and know the dosing schedule for available influenza vaccination.