Red Book Online Alerts- 2014 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedules

2014 Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules Now Available!

Red Book Online Special Alert – January 31, 2014

The recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents are now available and updated to reflect current recommendations for the use of vaccines. The schedules are approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Click on the following links to see the new 2014 immunization schedules.

The schedules include the AAP recommendation that pregnant adolescents receive Tdap vaccine for each pregnancy to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, preferably during week 27 through week 36 of gestation, regardless of time since previous Td or Tdap vaccine. Also included is information on pneumococcal vaccines for high-risk children, and guidance for use of recently licensed meningococcal vaccines for high-risk children.Read the entire AAP policy statement online in Pediatrics.

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