ACIP Releases 2016 Adult Immunization Recommendations
Am Fam Physician. 2016 Feb 15;93(4):323-326.
Key Points for Practice
• Nonavalent HPV vaccine can be used for routine vaccination in adolescents and adults.
• Human immunodeficiency virus infection is not an indication for routine vaccination with MenACWY-D or meningococcal B vaccine.
• The interval of at least one year between administering PCV13 and PPSV23 in adults 65 years and older aligns with the ACIP recommendation and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coverage policy.
From the AFP Editors
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule to incorporate any published updates or corrections from the previous year. The 2016 adult immunization schedule is available at http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/immunizations/schedules.html.
Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
In February 2015, the ACIP recommended nonavalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Gardasil 9) as one of three formulations that can be used for routine vaccination in adolescents and adults. The nonavalent HPV vaccine is a noninfectious, virus-like
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3. Kobayashi M, Bennett NM, Gierke R, et al. Intervals between PCV13 and PPSV23 vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2015;64(34):944–947. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6434a4.htm. Accessed October 22, 2015.
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