August 23, 2021, 4:12 p.m. News Staff — The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has made several minor updates to its General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization. The updates are intended to provide family physicians and other clinicians with the latest guidance, and to address concerns patients and parents may have about vaccines.
“The ACIP General Best Practice Guidelines Work Group has been meeting regularly to update CDC immunizations recommendations as new FDA-approved vaccines become available for use,” Pamela Rockwell, D.O., of Ann Arbor, Mich., the AAFP’s liaison to the advisory committee, told AAFP News. “These updated guidelines not only keep physicians updated on new recommendations, but also offer more clarity on older vaccine recommendations, often answering common questions physicians have posed regarding vaccinations.”
The revisions were published online Aug. 10 and cover three general areas:
The ACIP maintains a list of previous updates, along with the complete General Best Practice Guidelines for Immunization, on its Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines of the ACIP webpage.