Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule --- United States, 2005

Harmonized Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, 2005

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) periodically reviews the recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule to ensure that the schedule is current with changes in vaccine formulations and reflects revised recommendations for the use of licensed vaccines, including those newly licensed. Recommendations and format of the childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for July--December 2004 were approved by ACIP, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and were published in April 2004 (1). That schedule updated previous ones by adding the recommendation that, beginning in fall 2004, healthy children aged 6--23 months, as well as household contacts and out-of-home caregivers for healthy children aged 0--23 months, receive annual influenza vaccine (2).

The childhood and adolescent immunization schedule for 2005 is unchanged from that published in April 2004 (Figure). In addition, the catch-up immunization schedule for children and adolescents who start late or who are >1 month behind remains unchanged from that published in January 2004 and again in April 2004 (Table). The childhood and adolescent immunization schedule and the catch-up immunization schedule for 2005 have been approved by ACIP, AAFP, and AAP.

Vaccine Information Statements

The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act requires that all health-care providers provide parents or patients with copies of Vaccine Information Statements before administering each dose of the vaccines listed in the schedule. Additional information is available from state health departments and at http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/vis.

Detailed recommendations for using vaccines are available from package inserts, ACIP statements on specific vaccines, and the 2003 Red Book (3). ACIP statements for each recommended childhood vaccine can be viewed, downloaded, and printed from the CDC National Immunization Program website at http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/acip-list.htm. In addition, guidance on obtaining and completing a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System form is available at http://www.vaers.org or by telephone, 800-822-7967.

References

  1. CDC. Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule---United States, July--December 2004. MMWR 2004;53:Q1--Q3.
  2. CDC. Prevention and control of influenza: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 2004;53(No. RR-6).
  3. American Academy of Pediatrics. Active and passive immunization. In: Pickering LK, ed. 2003 red book: report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. 26th ed. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2003.

The Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule and the Catch-up Childhood and Immunization Schedule have been adopted by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The standard MMWR footnote format has been modified for publication of this schedule.

Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedule---United States, 2005. MMWR 2005;53 (Nos. 51&52):Q1--Q3.

 

Figure

Figure 1
Return to top.

Table

Table 1
Return to top.
 

Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

References to non-CDC sites on the Internet are provided as a service to MMWR readers and do not constitute or imply endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is not responsible for the content of pages found at these sites. URL addresses listed in MMWR were current as of the date of publication.


All MMWR HTML versions of articles are electronic conversions from typeset documents. This conversion might result in character translation or format errors in the HTML version. Users are referred to the electronic PDF version (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr) and/or the original MMWR paper copy for printable versions of official text, figures, and tables. An original paper copy of this issue can be obtained from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), Washington, DC 20402-9371; telephone: (202) 512-1800. Contact GPO for current prices.

**Questions or messages regarding errors in formatting should be addressed to mmwrq@cdc.gov.

 
USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO
A-Z Index
  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. #