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Research, Recommendations and Guidelines


Updated Recommendations for the Use of Typhoid Vaccine — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2015
Precautions and Contraindications: No data have been reported on the use of either typhoid vaccine in pregnant women. In general, live vaccines like Ty21a are contraindicated in pregnancy. Vi polysaccharide vaccine should be given to pregnant women only if clearly needed.

For Healthcare Professionals: Adult Immunization Schedules, United States, 2015
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the recommended adult (anyone over 18 years old) immunization schedule to ensure that the schedule reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines.

Birth-18 Years & "Catch-up" Immunization Schedules, United States, 2015
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes immunization schedules for persons age birth through 18 years. These schedules summarize recommendations for routine vaccines for children age 18 years and younger.

Is Your Adult Vaccination Record Up-To-Date?
An up-to-date vaccination record helps you know if you’re protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. Use these tips and tools to keep track of your immunizations and find records of the vaccines you have received.


Vaccination with Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine of Pregnant Women Enrolled in Medicaid — Michigan, 2011–2013
Based on Medicaid administrative claims data and the statewide immunization information system records, 14.3% of publicly insured women who delivered their first child during November 2011–February 2013 received Tdap during pregnancy. Black, Asian, and Arab women were significantly less likely to receive Tdap during pregnancy compared with white women.

Adults: Protect Yourself with Pneumococcal Vaccines
Many adults are at risk for pneumococcal disease. There are two vaccines that provide protection against this serious and sometimes deadly disease. Talk to your healthcare professional to make sure you are up-to-date on these and other recommended vaccines.

Closure of Varicella-Zoster Virus–Containing Vaccines Pregnancy Registry - United States, 2013

Prevent Shingles

Update on Recommendations for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccine

Interim CDC Guidance for Polio Vaccination for Travel to and from Countries Affected by Wild Poliovirus
If a pregnant woman is unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated and requires immediate protection against polio because of planned travel to a country or area where polio cases are occurring, IPV can be administered as recommended for adults. Breastfeeding is not a contraindication to administration of polio vaccine to an infant or mother.

CDC Vaccine Schedules App for Clinicians and Other Immunization Providers
Healthcare professionals who recommend or administer vaccines can access all CDC recommended immunization schedules and footnotes using the CDC Vaccine Schedules app. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.


CDC Telebriefing on Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Coverage and Vaccine Safety Monitoring
CDC hosted a telebriefing to discuss human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination coverage among adolescent girls and postlicensure vaccine safety monitoring in the United States, 2007–2012.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescent Girls, 2007–2012, and Postlicensure Vaccine Safety Monitoring, 2006–2013 — United States
In 2012, only 53.8% of girls had received ≥1 dose of HPV vaccine, and only 33.4% had received all 3 doses of the series. Missed vaccination opportunities remain high. Every health-care visit, whether for back-to-school evaluations or acute problems, should be used to assess teenagers' immunization status and provide recommended vaccines if indicated.


Adults Need Immunizations, Too (6/30/2012)
Your need for immunizations doesn't end when you reach adulthood. Protect yourself and your loved ones from vaccine-preventable diseases. Be the example!

Updated HPV Vaccine (Gardasil®) What You Need to Know (3/30/2012)
This updated information sheet answers eight questions: what is HPV, why get vaccinated, who should get this HPV vaccine and when, why should some people not get the vaccine or wait, what are the risks from this vaccine, what if there is a moderate or severe reaction, what is the national vaccine injury compensation program, and how can I learn more.

Vaccines Help Protect Travelers of All Ages (3/302012)
Travel within the U.S. or to other countries can be an opportunity for volunteerism or work, fun and relaxation, but also exposure to disease. Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases that may be only a plane ride away.

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - United States, 2012 (3/8/2012)
In October 2011, ACIP approved the adult immunization schedule for 2012, which includes several changes from 2011.

Adult Vaccination Coverage - United States, 2010 (3/8/2012)
Compared with results of the 2009 NHIS survey (1), increases in coverage were observed only for Tdap vaccination for persons aged 19-64 years, zoster vaccination among persons aged ≥60 years, and ≥1 dose HPV vaccination in women aged 19-26 years; coverage for the other vaccines was unchanged at <70%.

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