The American Academy of Pediatrics urges clinicians to take action to ensure that all children are protected against influenza. Planning for seasonal influenza provides a strong infrastructure for severe influenza seasons and pandemics. Each year, the AAP works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to address influenza prevention and control in children. The AAP policy, "Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2020-2021," offers up-to-date recommendations for routine use of seasonal influenza vaccines and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The AAP also has a policy on mandatory influenza immunization for all health care personnel.
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