The Italian Ministry of Health published the recommendations for the prevention and
control of 2010-2011 seasonal flu in July 2010. This paper contains the list of categories
to which the vaccine is to be offered preferentially, the preventive measures to be
adopted against the infection as well as other information and indications for the surveillance
of flu-like syndromes and flu viruses in our country. Seasonal vaccination campaign
has started in October; it is promoted by the National Health Service and is mainly
addressed to high-risk subjects and to non-risk subjects who work in social contexts.