Updated CDC vaccine schedule combines child, adolescent recommendations

01/28/2013 | AAFP News Now · HealthDay News · Reuters

Updated CDC guidelines developed in conjunction with the AAFP and other medical groups combine child and adolescent vaccination schedules and recommend pregnant teens and adults get a booster dose of the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine during each pregnancy. Jamie Loehr, M.D., the Academy's liaison to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, said the catch-up vaccination schedule will continue to be separate and recommendations now call for infants ages 6 months to 11 months to get the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine if they are traveling anywhere outside the U.S.

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