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Update on immunizations in adults.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Vaughn, JA; Miller, RA
Published in: Am Fam Physician
November 1, 2011

Vaccine-preventable diseases contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of U.S. adults. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its recommended adult immunization schedule annually. The most recent updates include the permissive but not routine use of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine to prevent genital warts in males; a single dose of herpes zoster vaccine for adults 60 years and older, regardless of their history; replacing a single dose of tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine with tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in adults 19 years and older who have not previously received Tdap; expanding the indications for pneumococcal polyvalent-23 vaccine to include all adults with asthma and all smokers; annual seasonal influenza vaccination for all adults; and booster doses of meningococcal vaccine for adults with high-risk conditions. It is vital for family physicians to implement a systematic approach to adult immunization that is patient-, staff-, and physician-focused.

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Published In

Am Fam Physician

EISSN

1532-0650

Publication Date

November 1, 2011

Volume

84

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1015 / 1020

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vaccines
  • Vaccination
  • United States
  • Tetanus Toxoid
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines
  • Middle Aged
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Influenza Vaccines
 

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Vaughn, J. A., & Miller, R. A. (2011). Update on immunizations in adults. Am Fam Physician, 84(9), 1015–1020.
Vaughn, John A., and Roger A. Miller. “Update on immunizations in adults.Am Fam Physician 84, no. 9 (November 1, 2011): 1015–20.
Vaughn JA, Miller RA. Update on immunizations in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Nov 1;84(9):1015–20.
Vaughn, John A., and Roger A. Miller. “Update on immunizations in adults.Am Fam Physician, vol. 84, no. 9, Nov. 2011, pp. 1015–20.
Vaughn JA, Miller RA. Update on immunizations in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Nov 1;84(9):1015–1020.

Published In

Am Fam Physician

EISSN

1532-0650

Publication Date

November 1, 2011

Volume

84

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1015 / 1020

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Vaccines
  • Vaccination
  • United States
  • Tetanus Toxoid
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Papillomavirus Vaccines
  • Middle Aged
  • Meningococcal Vaccines
  • Influenza Vaccines