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Immunizations

Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2018-2019: Updates from ACIP [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2018–2019 season.


Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) for the Prevention of Shingles [STEPS]

Recombinant zoster vaccine is a relatively new shingles vaccine that has been shown to have greater effectiveness and protection than the existing live vaccine. Local and systemic adverse effects may occur after administration, but have been shown to resolve within one to three days.


Jul 15, 2018 Issue
Hepatitis B Virus Vaccination and Screening: Best Practices from the ACP and CDC [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Physicians and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights the consensus among these recommendations, with recent evidence, to develop a best practice advice statement for vaccination, screening, care, and treatment of patients at risk of or who currently have HBV infection.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Vaccines [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

The 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23; Pneumovax 23) decreases the relative risk of community-acquired pneumonia in adults by 13%. The risk is reduced by 28% in the population that includes adults older than 65 years, those with lung disease, and those living in a nursing home.


Apr 1, 2018 Issue
Pneumococcal Vaccines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]

Pneumococcal vaccines had no significant effect on mortality from cardiorespiratory disease when compared with control and had no significant effect on all-cause mortality. Find out more.


Feb 15, 2018 Issue
ACIP Releases 2018 Adult Immunization Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviews and updates the adult immunization schedule annually, incorporating any previously published updates or corrections from the previous year.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2017-2018: Updates from ACIP [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations on influenza vaccination for the 2017–2018 season. In this update, ACIP announces the currently available vaccine products, reviews license and labeling changes, and issues recommendations for specific populations.


Jun 15, 2017 Issue
Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality [Article]

Learn about the risks associated with the measles, mumps, and rubella; human papillomavirus; rotavirus; influenza; meningococcal; and varicella vaccines, and what to do when parents refuse to vaccinate their child.


Feb 15, 2017 Issue
ACIP Releases 2017 Childhood Immunization Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviews and updates the childhood immunization schedule annually to reflect recently published updates or corrections from the previous year. The 2017 childhood immunization schedule is availabl...


Feb 15, 2017 Issue
ACIP Releases 2017 Adult Immunization Recommendations [Practice Guidelines]

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 up...


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