Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended immunization schedule for adults aged 19 years or older - United States, 2014.

Published

Journal Article

Vaccines are recommended for adults on the basis of their age, prior vaccinations, health conditions, lifestyle, occupation, and travel. Reasons for current low levels of vaccination coverage for adult vaccines are multifactorial and include limited awareness among the public about vaccines for adults and gaps in incorporation of regular assessments of vaccine needs and vaccination into routine medical care. Updated standards for immunization of adults were approved by the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) in September 2013. These standards acknowledge the current low levels of vaccination coverage among adults and the role that all health-care providers, including those who do not offer all recommended adult vaccines in their practices, have in ensuring that their patients are up-to-date on recommended vaccines. NVAC recommends that providers assess vaccination needs for their patients at each visit, recommend needed vaccines, and then, ideally, offer the vaccine or, if the provider does not stock the needed vaccines, refer the patient to a provider who does vaccinate. Vaccinating providers should also ensure that patients and their referring health-care providers have documentation of the vaccination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bridges, CB; Coyne-Beasley, T; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), ; ACIP Adult Immunization Work Group, ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

Published Date

  • February 7, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 110 - 112

PubMed ID

  • 24500291

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24500291

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-861X

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States