National advice on flu vaccine and children and young people

Children with cochlear implants can be vaccinated safely with LAIV (Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine) although ideally not in the week prior to implant surgery or for two weeks afterwards, or if there is evidence of on-going cerebrospinal fluid leak.

This will be added to Influenza Green book chapter. Publishing of this is expected to be very soon.

See announcement on BCIG (British Cochlear Implant Group) website

National advice on nasal flu vaccine for children with CI