Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children: An Update for Pediatric Providers
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This COCA Call will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020
Influenza remains a serious threat to children due to its potential to cause severe illness and death. Nearly 200 flu-associated deaths in children were reported to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the 2019–2020 influenza season. Clinicians play a critical role in immunizing children, the children’s family members and caregivers, and themselves. While early use of antiviral drugs in children can reduce the duration of symptoms and prevent serious complications, immunization remains the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications, including death. Immunization is particularly important during the severe COVID-19 pandemic.
During this COCA call, subject matter experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and CDC will discuss strategies primary care providers and medical subspecialists can use to improve flu prevention and control in children this season.
Fatimah Dawood, MD
Epidemiology and Prevention Branch
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anne Kimball, MD, MPH
Maternal Child Health Unit
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Flor Munoz, MD, MSc, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, and Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
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At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to accomplish the following—
- Review data from the 2019-2020 U.S. influenza season to inform preparations for the 2020–2021 U.S. influenza season.
- Highlight key recommendations in the AAP influenza policy statement, “Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2020–2021” and in CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ document, “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices—United States, 2020–21 Influenza Season.”
- Discuss the importance of vaccinating, testing, and treating influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Review recommendations about influenza antiviral use in children.
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In compliance with continuing education requirements, CDC, our planners, our presenters, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Munoz, and she would like to disclosure that she received a royalty for writing the Influenza chapter in the book Up to Date, and that she received research grants from industry (Biocryst, Gilead, Janssen) to study respiratory viruses, epidemiology, prevention, treatment strategies.
Planning committee reviewed content to ensure there is no bias.
The presentation will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use, with the exception of Drs. Dawood and Munoz who may discuss Neuraminidase inhibitor medications (antivirals) which are FDA approved only for the treatment of uncomplicated influenza; however, they will discuss off-label use such as for hospitalized patients and ages not FDA-approved. They may also discuss the investigational use of other influenza antiviral agents such as Baloxivir. Dr. Munoz would like to disclosure that she will discuss how antivirals for influenza are not licensed specifically for high risk, hospitalized patients; however, CDC and AAP recommend them for this population. Influenza vaccine is not licensed specifically for pregnant women; however, CDC, ACOG and AAP recommend it.
CDC did not accept commercial support for this continuing education activity.
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