Feb 1, 2003 Issue
A Mother Who Refuses to Vaccinate Her Child [Curbside Consultation]

Physicians may find it incredible that some parents are reluctant to immunize their children despite the tremendous successes of vaccines in decreasing the morbidity and mortality of childhood diseases.

Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2003 and Update on Childhood Immunizations [Practice Guidelines]

The 2003 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule is now available, and includes a harmonized catch-up schedule for children who are behind in immunizations. The catch-up schedule offers specific guidance regarding the minimum time between doses as well as the number of doses for those who are behind schedule.

Dec 15, 2002 Issue
The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule [Practice Guidelines]

The 2003 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule provides age-based recommendations for routine vaccinations in a color-coded chart. In addition, it summarizes the recommendations and some contraindications of eight vaccines for adults with various medical conditions.

Dec 1, 2002 Issue
Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality [Article]

Vaccines have turned many childhood diseases into distant memories in industrialized countries. However, questions have been raised about the safety of some vaccines because of rare but serious adverse effects that have been attributed to them. Pain, swelling, and redness at the injection site are c...

Jan 1, 2002 Issue
The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule and Progress Toward Elimination of Thimerosal [Practice Guidelines]

The 2002 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule is now available. The format of the 2002 schedule differs somewhat from the 2001 schedule; it is based in large part on the modifications developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

May 15, 2001 Issue
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine for Young Children [Article]

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes approximately 3,300 cases of meningitis, 100,000 to 135,000 cases of pneumonia requiring hospitalization and 6 million cases of otitis media annually in the United States. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, approved in 2000 for use in the United States, was designed to c...

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Technical Report on the Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a technical report on the prevention of pneumococcal infections, including the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines and antibiotic prophylaxis.

Jan 15, 2001 Issue
ACIP Issues Updated Recommendations for Polio Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released recommendations on the exclusive use of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV).

Jan 1, 2001 Issue
The 2001 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule [Practice Guidelines]

The collaboration of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) continues with the 2001 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule.

Apr 1, 2000 Issue
Adult Immunization-Pneumococcal Vaccine [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: JS is a 54-year-old white woman who comes to your office to establish herself as a patient. During a review of her medical history, several active medical problems come to light, including type 2 diabetes mellitus (formerly known as non–insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) for 15 years, ...

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