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Immunizations

Feb 1, 2013 Issue
ACIP Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules [Practice Guidelines]

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Releases 2013 Immunization Schedules. First, the format of the routine child and adolescent schedules has changed and the two previous age-based schedules (0 to six years and seven to 18 years of age) have been merged into one 0- to 18-year schedule.


Oct 1, 2012 Issue
ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2012-2013 Season [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its annual guideline on influenza vaccination. This year’s guideline provides information on dosing considerations for children six months to eight years of age, febrile seizure...


Feb 1, 2012 Issue
ACIP Releases 2012 Immunization Schedules [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) introduces the 2012 immunization schedules for young children (birth through six years of age), older children and adolescents (seven through 18 years of age), and adults, as well a...


Nov 1, 2011 Issue
Update on Immunizations in Adults [Article]

Vaccine-preventable diseases contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of U.S. adults. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its recommended adult immunization schedule annually. The most recent updates include the pe...


Nov 1, 2011 Issue
Improving Adult Immunization Rates: Overcoming Barriers [Editorials]

Adult vaccinations are underutilized despite proven efficacy and cost-effectiveness. There are many barriers to immunization that are more prominent in adults than in children, including cost, lack of tracking systems, and competing demands.


Oct 15, 2011 Issue
ACIP Updates General Immunizations Guidelines [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides general guidelines for the administration of its recommended routine vaccinations, which are aimed at preventing 17 diseases in children and adults. Sections of this guideline were rece...


Oct 1, 2011 Issue
ACIP Updates Guideline on Influenza Vaccination for 2011-2012 Season [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued its annual guideline on vaccination against influenza. It includes information on a newly licensed intradermal vaccine, a change in the number of vaccine doses required in children si...


Sep 1, 2011 Issue
Acellular Vaccines for Preventing Pertussis in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Multicomponent (i.e., three or more) acellular vaccines are as effective as whole-cell vaccines at preventing pertussis and mild pertussis disease (e.g., cold symptoms, cough without classic whoop or cough paroxysms) in children. Adverse effects are similar to those from placebo and less severe than those from whole-cell vaccines.


Feb 1, 2011 Issue
ACIP Releases 2011 Immunization Schedules [Practice Guidelines]

Each year the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates the recommended immunization schedules for children, adolescents, and adults. These schedules describe the immunizations recommended for routine administration in each age grou...


Oct 15, 2010 Issue
AAP Recommendations on Vaccination Against Streptococcus Pneumoniae Infection [Practice Guidelines]

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) releases recommendations on Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccination. In February 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration licensed a 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13; Prevnar 13) for use in children two through 71 months of age. PCV13 will replace PCV7.


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