Feb 1, 2014 Issue
ACIP Releases 2014 Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedules [Practice Guidelines]

There are a few changes to the 2014 immunization schedule for children and adolescents, as well as the catch-up schedule, from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that are pertinent for family physicians.

Feb 1, 2014 Issue
What's New in Childhood Vaccines [Editorials]

Recommending and providing childhood vaccines is a vital part of a family physician's role in delivering health care to our youth. This editorial reviews several changes in childhood vaccines in the past two years.

Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Influenza Vaccine Reduces Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients [POEMs]

This meta-analysis found that the influenza vaccine is associated with a significantly lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with coronary disease. The benefit of influenza vaccination is strongest in adults with a history of recent acute coronary syndrome within the previous six months (number needed to treat [NNT] = 8).

Nov 1, 2013 Issue
Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]

The herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine has demonstrated effectiveness in preventing shingles in older adults. Vaccination benefit was greater in persons 60 to 69 years of age than in those 70 years and older. Local injection site reactions were common.

Oct 15, 2013 Issue
ACIP Releases Influenza Vaccination Updates for 2013-2014 [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its annual guidelines for routine influenza vaccination in 2013–2014. Vaccination is recommended for all persons six months or older who do not have contraindications.

Jun 15, 2013 Issue
Immunizations in Pregnancy [Editorials]

Family physicians, even if not providing prenatal care, can play a critical role in maintaining current vaccinations in pregnant women. Learn which vaccinations to consider and which to avoid.

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...

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