CDC updates flu, COVID-19, RSV vaccine recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 and flu vaccines for this fall and winter. The agency encourages everyone over six months to receive the vaccines, with rare exceptions, during the same visit. Providers should begin their flu vaccination planning efforts. In addition, the CDC updated its recommendation for the Respiratory Syncytial Virus for people ages 60 and older. For those over age 60 who did not receive the vaccine last year, the CDC recommends everyone ages 75 years and older receive the RSV vaccine by early fall. People ages 60-75 who are at increased risk of RSV due to certain chronic medical conditions or who live in nursing homes, also should receive the vaccine. (CDC news release, 6/27/24)