NYS DOH Informational Message: Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices updated recommendations for 2019

“This informational message from the New York State Department of Health summaries updated immunization recommendations issued by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in 2019.

• Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: Adolescents remain the primary focus for HPV vaccination. The catch-up vaccination recommendations were harmonized to include all persons up to age 26 years. A shared clinical decision-making recommendation was made for persons 27-45 years of age.

• Pneumococcal: Recommendation for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) for immunocompetent persons 65 years and older who do not have a cochlear implant, or a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak was updated from a routine recommendation to a shared clinical decision-making recommendation.

• Tdap/Td: Recommendation was updated to allow for either Td or Tdap where only Td was previously recommended such as for wound care, decennial booster, catch-up, and for the prevention of neonatal and obstetric tetanus, and to clarify the adolescent Tdap vaccine schedule for children who received a dose of Tdap or DTaP at age 7-10 years.

• Hepatitis A: Recommendation was updated to clarify that all children who have not been completely vaccinated against hepatitis A should complete the 2-dose series.

• Shared Clinical Decision-Making: a frequently asked questions webpage has been provided by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) which is available at the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/acip/acip-scdm-faqs.html

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