Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Vaccination is still key to preventing fluThe American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Weigh the risk vs benefit of vaccines in autoinflammatory diseasePhysicians should be cautious when administering vaccines, particularly pneumococcal vaccines, to patients with autoinflammatory disorders, according to a new study.
CDC: Most children don’t get full benefit of flu vaccineMost children are not being adequately vaccinated against influenza, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which also just published a new report demonstrating the efficacy of the vaccine in reducing influenza-related deaths in children.
HPV vaccination rates are rising but have far to goDespite controversy surrounding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, more adolescents and young adults are getting vaccinated. However, overall vaccination rates of HPV compared with other teenaged-years vaccines are still low, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
HPV series completion lags among boysFindings of a recently published observational retrospective cohort study point to a need for increased efforts to improve timely completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among boys.
Cures Act covers vaccines, ACIP, and moreA congressional fact of life is the dangerous “Christmas tree” bill, which passes with so much on it that many things don’t get the scrutiny they deserve. The 21st Century Cures Act, signed into law by President Obama on December 13, 2016, is such a bill.
ACIP updates vaccination guidelines for 2016The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated the federal immunization guidelines, including more nuances of the guidelines visually represented on the schedule to enhance clarity.
CDC updates recommendations for 2015-2016 flu seasonAfter a poor matchup to circulating viruses in the 2014-2015 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new vaccine for this year, along with updated administration guidelines.
Adoption of HPV vaccine increasingAlthough more adolescents are being vaccinated against human papillomavirus, adoption rates for the vaccine are still low in the United States, with 4 out of 10 girls remaining unvaccinated.
ACIP votes new policy options for MenB vaccineIn June, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) declined to recommend that a newly approved serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine series be used universally in adolescents aged 16 to 18 years, basically leaving the decision up to parents and providers.