Newly revised immunization schedules for all age groups are now online at: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/default.htm.
For children and adolescents, the new recommendations include booster shots for meningococcal meningitis and pertussis. Guidance has been added for the hepatitis B vaccine schedule for children who did not receive a birth dose. There is also new guidance about administration of one or two doses of seasonal influenza vaccine based upon the child's history of monovalent 2009 H1N1 vaccination. See the Feb. 11 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) for more information.
Adults are also advised to be immunized against pertussis, especially adults who are in contact with infants. The new adult schedule was published in the Feb. 4 MMWR.
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