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All 2016-2017 influenza vaccines are made to protect against the following three viruses: Some of the 2016-2017 flu vaccine is quadrivalent vaccine and also protects against an additional B virus (B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus). Vaccines that give protection against three viruses are called trivalent vaccines.

Both trivalent (three-component) and quadrivalent (four-component) flu vaccines will be available.

Trivalent flu vaccines include: The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season.

This recommendation has been in place since February 24, 2010 when CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for “universal” flu vaccination in the United States to expand protection against the flu to more people.

CDC conducts science-based investigations, research, and public health surveillance both nationally and internationally.

CDC adopts recommendations that are made by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices.

Vaccination to prevent influenza is particularly important for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza.