Tag: vaccine

New Meningococcal School Requirements

In 2005 the FDA licensed the first meningococcal conjugate vaccine protecting against meningococcal strains A, C, W, and Y. The federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a routine recommendation for all adolescents to receive a dose of the new vaccine at 11-12 years of age that same year. In 2010 the ACIP added a booster […]

2018 Childhood Immunization Schedule

This message is from Dr. Susan M. Lett, Medical Director, MDPH Immunization Program. Please share this advisory with all pertinent colleagues and staff within your practice or institution. Dear Colleagues, The 2018 Immunization Schedule for those 0-18 years has been published. The changes in the schedule are discussed in the MMWR from February 9, 2018 […]