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A recent study of children aged 2 to 17 years found that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) effectiveness was higher in those vaccinated in both the enrollment season and the prior season, compared with those children who were vaccinated only in the enrollment season.
The study found no association between prior season immunization and reduced influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE).1
The findings support CDC recommendations for annual influenza vaccination among children, according to researchers.1,2