Flu Prevention / Influenza and Children


In the News

The Childhood Influenza Immunization Coalition recognizes the media as a vital partner in communicating the seriousness of influenza and the need for childhood immunization.

Influenza News Headlines

September 28, 2008: “The CDC goes viral to stop the spread of influenza”

USA Today

September 24, 2008: “Flu Vaccine Recommended for More Children: Largest-Ever Number of Americans Now Urged to Get Vaccinated”


September 24, 2008: “CDC expects plentiful, on-target flu vaccine”


September 24, 2008: “CDC wants 30 million more kids vaccinated this flu season”

Medill Reports

September 17, 2008: “Pregnant Mom’s Flu Shot Protects Baby: U.S. health officials will mull new findings at vaccine meeting”


September 8, 2008: “More flu vaccine aimed at key flu spreaders: Kids”

Associated Press

July 15, 2008: “For Parents, an Easier Way to Track Vaccines”

The Washington Post

July 2008: “Influenza: Keeping Schools Healthy Through Education and Vaccination”

NASN Newsletter

June 1, 2008: “Update on Immunizations in Children and Adolescents”

American Family Physician

May 5, 2008: “All Star Pediatrics’ Vaccine Policy Statement”

AAP News

March 14, 2008: “Flu vaccinations for children help protect us all”

San Francisco Chronicle

February 27, 2008: “Families Fighting Flu: Families Rejoice in CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Vote for Universal Childhood Influenza Vaccination”

Press Release

February 27, 2008: “CDC: CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends Influenza Vaccination for Children 6 months through 18 years of age”

Press Release

February 24, 2008: “Experts: Flu is nothing for kids to sniff at”


February 4, 2008: “Flu shots urged for children already in hospital”

Seattle Post Intelligencer

January 21, 2008: “Many Kids, Adults not Protected Against Flu”


January 9, 2008: “Tips to keep children from catching cold or flu this year”

Treasure Coast Newspapers

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