The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommends Antiviral Treatment as an Adjunct to Seasonal Vaccination32
2012-13 CDC guidelines recommend antivirals as an important adjunct to vaccines in the control of influenza32
- Influenza antivirals are 70% to 90% effective in preventing influenza and are useful adjuncts to vaccination.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends prophylaxis with antivirals for33:
- Postexposure prophylaxis for high-risk family members and close contacts of an infected individual.
- Prevention for unvaccinated family members who are likely to have ongoing, close exposure to unvaccinated children at high risk (including infants and toddlers younger than 2 years of age).
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