The ACIP develops recommendations on how to use vaccines to control disease in the United States.
The Committee’s recommendations are forwarded to CDC’s Director for approval. Once the ACIP recommendations have been reviewed and approved by the CDC Director and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, they are published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The MMWR publication represents the final and official CDC recommendations for immunization of the U.S. population.
Professional organizations that work with the ACIP to develop the annual childhood and adult schedules include the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Physicians (ACP).
- ACIP Recommendations
Complete list of ACIP recommendations published in the MMWR.
- Immunization Schedules
Links to the childhood, adolescent, catch-up, and adult immunization schedules; plus vaccine recording and screening forms.
- ACIP Shared Clinical Decision-Making FAQs
Frequently asked questions about ACIP’s recommendations based on shared clinical decision-making
ACIP approved the following recommendations by majority vote at its October 2020 meeting.
- The Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, United States, 2021, for ages 18 years or younger.
- The Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, 2021, for ages 19 years and older.
These recommendations have been adopted by the CDC Director and will become official once published in MMWR.