3 Flu Vaccine Conundrums: Who Needs a Shot and When?

August 26, 2020
Terry Brenneman, MD

Who needs a flu shot and when is not always straightforward. This year it's more important than ever to know what the CDC recommends. Start with 3 short scenarios.

The overlap of influenza season with the COVID-19 pandemic this year has both medical experts and the lay public concerned.

Many are predicting a larger than usual demand for flu vaccines and the vaccine companies have increased their production in anticipation. Fortunately, no reports of production problems have been reported.

Increased demand would be welcomed--but who needs a flu shot and when is not always straightforward. Test your knowledge of ACIP recommendations with the following 3 flu vaccine conundrums.