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ACIP Immunization Schedule Updates

February 8, 2019

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released annual updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedules.

For adults, the following changes were made:

  • The live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) may now be used in most adults through age 49. LAIV was not recommended during the last 2 flu seasons.
  • The new single-antigen recombinant hepatitis B vaccine (Heplisav-B) is recommended for use in adults.
  • Homelessness is now an indication for receiving the hepatitis A vaccine.

For children, the following changes were made:

  • LAIV is recommended for children aged 24 months and older.
  • Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for children aged 6 to 11 months before international travel.
  • Information has been added regarding use of the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in pregnant adolescents.

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Immunization Schedules. Available at: click here. Accessed February 6, 2019.