Trivalent inactivated influenza virus vaccine given to two-month-old children: an off-season pilot study.

@article{Walter2009TrivalentII,
  title={Trivalent inactivated influenza virus vaccine given to two-month-old children: an off-season pilot study.},
  author={Emmanuel B. Walter and Janet A Englund and Mark M Blatter and Jack Nyberg and Frederick L Ruben and Michael D. Decker},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={1099-104}
}
BACKGROUND Although children less than 6 months of age have the highest risk for hospitalization related to influenza infection, influenza vaccine is not approved for these children. METHODS In an open-label, off-season study, healthy 6 to 12 week and 6-month-old children received 2 doses of the 2004 to 2005 trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) administered 1 month apart along with other routine pediatric vaccines. Safety was assessed by parental diaries (n = 393). Immunogenicity… CONTINUE READING