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SFDPH Health Advisory: FluMist Not Recommended for 2016-2017 Influenza Vaccination

CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted on 6/22/2016 that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine FluMist®, should not be used during the 2016-17 flu season. This recommendation was endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is expected to become official soon in the MMWR, the CDC’s official publication.

SFDPH Health Advisory: Outbreak of Meningococcal Disease involving Men who Have Sex With Men in Southern California; Recommendations for San Francisco

Due to higher risk of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) among HIV-infected persons, on 6/22/2016 the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) expanded its recommendation for immunization with quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY; Menactra ® or Menveo ® ) to include all HIV-positive persons age 2 months and above.

SFDPH Health Update: Orlando Mass Shooting Tragedy

The tragic mass shooting at a LGBTQ club in Orlando, Florida, on June 12th has impacted many of us. San Francisco Department of Public Health is committed to supporting the community in coping with the aftermath of this traumatic event. The following information is provided to enhance the ability of providers to meet the needs of their patients.