ACIP Releases 2017 Adult Immunization Recommendations
Am Fam Physician. 2017 Feb 15;95(4):262-263.
Key Points for Practice
• Women through 26 years of age and men through 21 years of age (and men 22 through 26 years of age who may receive human papillomavirus vaccine) who initiated the series before 15 years of age and received only one dose, or two doses less than five months apart, are not considered adequately vaccinated and should receive one additional dose.
• Adults with chronic liver disease, including those with hepatitis C infection and adults with liver function enzyme levels that are twice the normal level, are recommended to receive hepatitis B vaccine.
• Adults with human immunodeficiency virus infection should receive a two-dose primary series of serogroup A, C, W, and Y meningococcal conjugate vaccine.
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 2017 adult immunization schedule includes several updates and is available at http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/immunizations/schedules.html.
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