ACIP revises program for vaccination of adults in 2011

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has announced several changes to the immunization schedule recommended for adults in 2011. They include: Influenza vaccination is recommended annually for all persons aged 6 months and older, including all adults. The flu vaccine at high doses (Fluzone, Sanofi Pasteur) is included as an option for adults aged 65 years. A permissive recommendation for use of tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine in adults aged over 65 years includes the recommendation that Tdap be administered regardless of how much time has elapsed since the most recent tetanus of an individual vaccine.Approval containing diphtheria and was granted a series of 2 doses of vaccine against meningococcal disease among adults with selected high medical risk, including anatomic or functional asplenia or complement component deficiencies persistent infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A single dose of this vaccine is still recommended for those with other indications. In addition, language was added to clarify that the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is a language vaccine.Clarification quadrivalent measles, mumps and rubella has been revised to consolidate the common language previously included in all three sections of the individual components of the vaccine . Language was added to the note of vaccination against human papillomavirus to indicate that the vaccine is bivalent or quadrivalent vaccine is recommended for vaccination with the new time females.One polysaccharide vaccine against pneumococcal disease after 5 years applies only ‘to people aged 19-64 who suffer from chronic renal failure or nephrotic syndrome, functional or anatomical asplenia, immunosuppression, and influenza type b vaccine individuals.Haemophilus can be used as a dose for those with sickle cell anemia, leukemia, or HIV, or who have had splenectomy, if you have not already received this vaccine.Footnotes now displays a series of vaccines should not be renewed regardless of the time that has elapsed between doses.

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