Recommended 2007 Immunization Schedules for Children and Adolescents

The annual recommended immunization schedules for children and adolescents in the United States in 2007 were approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. The schedules reflect current recommendations for the use of vaccines licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This year, because of the increasing complexity of the immunization schedule, the recommendations are divided into two separate schedules, one for children 0 to 6 years of age and one for children 7 to 18 years of age. Changes this year include:

  • Administration of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for girls 11 to 12 years of age with catch-up immunization of girls 13 to 18 years of age.
  • Routine administration of a second dose of varicella vaccine at 4 to 6 years of age.
  • Administration of influenza vaccine for children 6 to 59 months of age, with vaccine also recommended for close contacts of children 0 to 59 months old.
  • Routine administration of oral live rotavirus vaccine to all infants at ages 2, 4, and 6 months.

For the full text of the 2007 recommendations, see
http://www.cispimmunize.org

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