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Influenza Vaccines: Recommendation on Immunizing Practices

Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):583-585. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-583
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Issued by the Advisory Committee on Immunizing Practices, U. S. Public Health Service, meeting in May 1968:

RATIONALE FOR SELECTIVE USE OF INFLUENZA VACCINE: Prevention of influenza in the general population through routine vaccination, although perhaps a goal for the future, is not presently possible. Two of the limiting factors are that influenza occurs at intervals and in patterns that are only broadly predictable and that influenza vaccines are not yet completely adaptable to regular, widespread use. There continues to be a sound basis, however, for recommending selective use of influenza vaccine. The rationale for selective use is based on


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