- Jules A, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Talbot HK, Williams JV, Poehling KA, Chaves SS, Edwards KM, Schaffner W, Shay DK, Griffin MR. Influenza-Related Hospitalization and ED Visits in Children Less Than 5 Years: 2000-2011. Pediatrics. 2014 Dec 8. PMID: 25489015 [PubMed].
In the United States, recommendations for annual influenza vaccination gradually expanded from 2004 to 2008, to include all children aged ≥6 months. The effects of these policies on vaccine uptake and influenza-associated health care encounters are unclear. The objectives of the study were to examine the annual incidence of influenza-related health care encounters and vaccine uptake among children age 6 to 59 months from 2000-2001 through 2010-2011 in Davidson County, TN.