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Updated Immunization Schedule for 2008



The updated immunization schedule for children ages 0-6, ages 7 to 18, and children with late or incomplete immunization was released in the January issue of Pediatrics.

Schedule changes include:

  • a single dose of pneumoccoal conjugate vaccine for healthy children ages 24 to 59 months who are incompletely immunized
  • expansion of the age recommendations for the use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine to include healthy children as young as 2 years old
  • a reduced time interval for the administration of the second dose of live attenuated nasal influenza vaccine (when a second dose is required) from 6 to 4 weeks; and a single dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine for all adolescents 11-to-18 year olds, if not previously administered, and for 2-to-10 year-old children at increased risk for meningococcal disease.

The schedule reflects current recommendations for use of US Food and Drug Administration licensed vaccines. (Source)

FOR MOMS:
Download the 2008 Immunization Schedule

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