By: Emma Hitt, PhD
30 October 2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) discussed and approved multiple changes in the 2011 immunization charts for both children and adults on Thursday.William Atkinson, MD, of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, discussed the changes to the charts for ages 0-18 years with the important caveat that the changes did not include the recommendations from Wednesday’s meeting with regard to meningococcal and tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) immunizations.
The changes are slated to be published in the January issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), said Dr. Atkinson, “but because of yesterday’s additions, and assuming everyone agrees, we are going to move towards publication in February instead of January.”
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