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Nov 1, 2007 Issue
ACIP Issues Revised Recommendations on Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its recommendations on vaccination with quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4; Menactra).
Oct 1, 2007 Issue
CDC Reports on Postmarketing Safety of the Rotateq Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have monitored the postmarketing safety of Rotateq through the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System and the Vaccine Safety Datalink. The CDC determined that there was not a statistically significant risk...
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends the routine use of a tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap; Adacel) among adults 19 to 64 years of age who have not already received a dose of Tdap.
May 1, 2007 Issue
ACIP Releases Recommendations on Quadrivalent Human Papillomarvirus Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]
Recommendations on the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine have been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Mar 15, 2007 Issue
ACIP Recommends Routine Rotavirus Vaccinations in Infants and Children [Practice Guidelines]
Recommendations for administration of a live, oral, human-bovine reassortant rotavirus vaccine (Rotateq) has been released by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Rotavirus is a common cause of severe gastroenteritis in children and infants, and rotavirus gastroenteritis is a maj...
Mar 15, 2007 Issue
CDC Reports on Vaccination Coverage of Children Entering School [Practice Guidelines]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on vaccination coverage of children entering school. It analyzed data from 48 states and the District of Columbia for the 2005–2006 school year to determine vaccination rates among children entering school.
Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Vaccines for Preventing Influenza in Older Patients [Cochrane for Clinicians]
According to data obtained primarily from poor-quality observational studies, influenza vaccination in older persons living in long-term care facilities appears to prevent approximately 45 percent of pneumonia cases, hospital admissions, and influenza-related deaths. In older persons living in the c...
Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Hepatitis B Vaccine for Infants of HBsAg-Positive Mothers [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Hepatitis B vaccine, hepatis B immune globulin, and the combination of both reduce the risk of transmission of hepatitis B virus from mother to newborn, especially in newborns of mothers positive for hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg). The combination of vaccine and immune globulin is more effective than vaccine alone.
The arrival of the new 2007 recommended immunization schedules serves as a call for the evolution of preventive care for children and adolescents to be guided by intelligent and thoughtful design.
Dec 15, 2006 Issue
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2007 [Practice Guidelines]
The 2007 adult immunization schedule reflects new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for varicella, influenza, hepatitis B, and measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination.