Tool helps pediatric flu immunization programs

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has developed a free on-line resource designed to help health care providers conduct influenza immunization programs for children.

The "Kids Need Flu Vaccine, Too!" program aims to increase immunization rates among children 6 to 23 months of age and those with chronic medical conditions; facilitate implementation of pediatric influenza immunization recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians; and help educate parents and health care providers about the importance of preventing influenza among children. The tool is supported by the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, and can be found at http://64.242.251.230/