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    Immunizations (excluding Influenza)

    This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on child and adult immunizations (excluding influenza) and related issues, including travel immunizations and specific immunizations (hepatitis A and B, herpes zoster, human papillomavirus, meningococcus, pertussis, pneumococcus, rotavirus, smallpox, varicella). New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.
    Mar 15, 2023 ACIP Approves 2023 Child/Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Nov 15, 2022 Adult Vaccination   CME
    May 15, 2022 Vaccination Disagreement Between Parents [Curbside Consultation]
    Dec 01, 2020 Immunogenicity of Childhood Vaccines after Pediatric Cancer [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
    Jun 15, 2017 Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality   PtEd   Tool
    Sep 15, 2015 Update on Routine Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations   Alg
    Nov 01, 2014 IDSA Releases Recommendations on Vaccinations in Immunocompromised Patients [Practice Guidelines]
    Specific Immunizations


    Aug 15, 2021 Human Papillomavirus: Screening, Testing, and Prevention
    Apr 01, 2019 HPV Vaccine for Prevention of High-Grade Precancerous Cervical Lesions [Medicine by the Numbers]
    Jan 01, 2019 Prophylactic Vaccination Against Human Papillomavirus to Prevent Cervical Cancer and Its Precursors [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 15, 2015 HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments [Editorials]
    Dec 15, 2010 Bivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Cervarix) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer [STEPS]
    Aug 15, 2007 Quadrivalent HPV Recombinant Vaccine (Gardasil) for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer [STEPS]


    Aug 15, 2021 Pertussis: Common Questions and Answers
    Apr 01, 2019 Maternal Pertussis Vaccination During Pregnancy [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Nov 15, 2011 CDC Releases Best Practices for the Use of PCR Testing for Diagnosing Pertussis [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 01, 2011 Acellular Vaccines for Preventing Pertussis in Children [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 15, 2007 ACIP Recommends the Use of Tdap in Adults [Practice Guidelines]


    Jun 15, 2022 Simplifying Pneumococcal Immunizations for Adults [Editorials]   FREE
    May 01, 2018 Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Vaccines [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]
    Apr 01, 2018 Pneumococcal Vaccines in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease [Medicine by the Numbers]


    Sep 15, 2019 The Family Physician's Role in the Prevention of Measles [Editorials]
    May 15, 2014 Evidence to Guide Measles Immunization Recommendations [AFP Journal Club]

    Herpes Zoster

    Oct 15, 2018 Recombinant Zoster Vaccine (Shingrix) for the Prevention of Shingles [STEPS]
    Nov 15, 2017 Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia: Prevention and Management
    Nov 01, 2013 Prevention of Herpes Zoster in Older Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Sep 15, 2011 Postherpetic Neuralgia [Clinical Evidence Handbook]
    Apr 01, 2009 ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Herpes Zoster [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2007 Herpes Zoster Virus Vaccine (Zostavax) for the Prevention of Shingles [STEPS]

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    Oct 15, 2023 Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccination Recommendations and Other Updates From ACIP [Practice Guidelines]   CME
    Dec 15, 2014 AAP Issues Updated Guidance on Palivizumab Prophylaxis for RSV Infection [Practice Guidelines]


    Feb 15, 2010 AAP Updates Guidelines on Rotavirus Vaccination [Practice Guidelines]
    Oct 01, 2007 CDC Reports on Postmarketing Safety of the Rotateq Vaccine [Practice Guideline Briefs]
    Mar 15, 2007 ACIP Recommends Routine Rotavirus Vaccinations in Infants and Children [Practice Guidelines]
    Sep 15, 2006 Rotavirus Vaccine, Live, Oral, Pentavalent (RotaTeq) for Prevention of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis [STEPS]


    Sep 01, 2009 Vaccines for Postexposure Prophylaxis Against Varicella (Chicken Pox) [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Nov 01, 2007 ACIP Recommendations for the Prevention of Varicella [Practice Guidelines]

    Hepatitis A and B

    Apr 01, 2008 FDA Approves Alternative Dosing Schedule for Combined Hepatitis Vaccine [Practice Guidelines]
    Aug 15, 2007 ACIP Releases Recommendations for Hepatitis B Vaccine Use in Adults [Practice Guidelines]
    Jun 15, 2006 ACIP Updates Recommendations for Immunization Against Hepatitis A Virus [Practice Guidelines]


    Nov 01, 2007 ACIP Issues Revised Recommendations on Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine [Practice Guideline Briefs]
    Nov 15, 2006 Tetravalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Menactra) for the Prevention of Meningococcal Disease [STEPS]
    Nov 15, 2005 Prevention of Meningococcal Disease


    Sep 01, 2003 Smallpox Vaccine: Contraindications, Administration, and Adverse Reactions


    Apr 15, 2024 Practice Alert: ACIP Recommends IPV for Unvaccinated or Incompletely Vaccinated Adults [Editorials]   FREE
    Editorials and Letters
    Aug 15, 2020 Immunizations in Pregnancy: Updated Recommendations [Editorials]
    Jul 15, 2016 Strategies for Addressing and Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy [Editorials]
    Feb 01, 2014 What's New In Childhood Vaccines [Editorials]
    Nov 01, 2011 Improving Adult Immunization Rates: Overcoming Barriers [Editorials]
    Dec 01, 2008 Counseling Parents About Vaccine Safety [Editorials]
    Jan 01, 2007 HPV Vaccine: A Cornerstone of Female Health [Editorials]
    Dec 15, 2006 Family Physicians and Immunizations [Editorials]
    Patient Education, Self-Care
    Jun 15, 2017 Vaccinations [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 15, 2011 Shingles (Herpes Zoster) [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Jun 01, 2008 Vaccines for Your Child [Information from Your Family Doctor]   PtEd
    Improving Practice
    Nov 01, 2015 Interventions Aimed at Increasing Childhood Vaccination Rates [Cochrane for Clinicians]
    Other AFP Content
    Sep 15, 2010 Autism and Childhood Vaccinations: Debunking the Myth [AFP Journal Club]
    Feb 01, 2003 A Mother Who Refuses to Vaccinate Her Child [Curbside Consultation]

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