ACIP releases updated 2008 immunization schedule


ACIP updates its immunization schedule, 2008

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has published its 2008 recommended immunization schedule for persons aged 0 to 18 years of age. Among the changes from last year is an update for using the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children who incompletely vaccinated. Also, live attenuated influenza vaccine is now recommended for healthy children as young as two years old. Vaccination with meningococcal conjugate vaccine is preferred to the polysaccharide product (MPSV4) for children at risk for meningococcal disease. The catch-up schedules for both meningococcal and Td/Tdap vaccines have also been updated. The full ACIP schedule including detailed recommendations can be accessed online at

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