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Conference Offers Platform to Share Immunization Successes

Jun 23, 2015 - During the AAFP Adolescent Immunization Office Champions Project Conference, participants discussed successes and challenges involved in trying to improve adolescent immunization rates during the three-year initiative.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150623adolimmconf.html

AAFP Pushes CMS to Cover Certain Vaccines Under Medicare Part B

Jun 11, 2015 - The AAFP recently called on CMS and three congressional committees to include preventive vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in Medicare Part B coverage.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150611vaccineletter.html

ACIP Approves Recommended Immunization Schedules for 2014, Discusses Other Vaccine Trends

Oct 30, 2013 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to approve updated adult, child/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules for the coming year during its Oct. 23-24 meeting in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed a number of other vaccine-related issues...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20131030acipoctmtg.html

Filling Line 'Anomaly' Extends Sanofi's DTaP Vaccine Shortage Through Mid-October

Aug 20, 2013 - Just weeks before previously announced summer allocation restrictions on two of its combination vaccines are set to expire, Sanofi Pasteur now has said the shortages will continue into October and will expand to include other products, as well.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130820dtapshortage.html

AAFP, Other Groups Advise Against Changing ACIP Processes

Apr 29, 2015 - The AAFP and 13 other organizations sent a letter to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voicing concerns about the immunization-specific provisions in the discussion draft of the 21st Century Cures Act.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20150429houseacipltr.html

Updated 2015 Immunization Schedules Offer Conversation Starter With Patients

Feb 6, 2015 - The CDC and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have released the 2015 adult and childhood immunization schedules, which include a number of notable changes for family physicians.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150206immunskeds.html

ACIP Expands Recommendation on PCV13 to Include Certain High-risk Kids, Teens

Feb 26, 2013 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to expand the age recommendation for administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) to certain individuals during its Feb. 20-21 meeting in Atlanta. Committee members also discussed and voted on ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130226acipmeeting.html

CDC Merges Child, Teen Immunization Schedules for 2013

Jan 28, 2013 - Perhaps one of the more immediately noticeable changes to the 2013 immunization schedules is that the CDC has pared down the total number of schedules released by combining the previously separate child and adolescent schedules into a single 0- to 18-year schedule. Overall, the new ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130128immunskeds.html

Despite Gains, Number of Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine Still 'Unacceptably Low'

Aug 5, 2014 - According to results of the 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen, the number of adolescents ages 13-17 who are receiving the HPV vaccine remains unacceptably low, say CDC officials.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140805hpv-vacc.html

ACIP Discusses LAIV for Young Children, PCV13 Dose Schedule for Infants

Mar 19, 2014 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices addressed a wide range of topics during its Feb. 26-27 meeting in Atlanta. Among them: Consider whether to recommend preferential use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140319acipmeeting.html

AAFP Details ACA's 2014 Preventive Services; Offers Clinical, Coding Resources

Jan 7, 2014 - If you haven't made a new year's resolution yet, here's one you might want to think about: Make sure your patients get all the new preventive services they're entitled to under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As of Jan. 1, the ACA requires insurance plans to cover a wide...

AAFP News : Inside the Academy

https://www.aafp.org/news/inside-aafp/20140107acaresources.html

FPs Flooded With Recommendations on What to Do -- and Not Do -- in the Clinic

Jan 2, 2014 - Family physicians and the AAFP played a key role in developing or otherwise contributing to a slew of new clinical recommendations that guided family medicine and primary care practices in 2013. The Academy also distinguished itself by guiding national immunization policy and addressing...

AAFP News : 2013: The Year in Review

https://www.aafp.org/news/2013-year-in-review/20140102yirhops.html

News in Brief: Week of Dec. 9-13

Dec 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Guide Aims to Help Practices Implement Comprehensive Health Assessment Programs, AAFP Spotlighted on AHRQ EHC Program's Partners in Action Web Page, HHS to Lay Out $50 Million in Mental Health Services Funding for CHCs, Free Database ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20131211wklynwsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of Sept. 9-13

Sep 11, 2013 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC Updates DTaP, Hib Vaccine Shortages Information; AAFP Endorses ACP Guideline on Oral Pharmacology for Type 2 Diabetes; HHS Issues Draft Action Plan to Prevent Adverse Drug Events; Free Webinar Explores the PCMH Model, Home Health; and...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20130911wklynwsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of March 26-30

Mar 28, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: AAFP Adopts ACIP Provisional Recommendations Expanding Tdap Use, Social Security Disability Application Process Moves to Electronic Signatures, Free Copy of Harrison CME Survey Available Online, and Indiana Governor Signs Partial Clean ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20120328wklynewsbrfs.html

Changes to Tdap, HPV, Hepatitis B Vaccine Recommendations Among 2012 Schedule Highlights

Feb 1, 2012 - More than a dozen changes are reflected in the CDC's 2012 child, adolescent and adult immunization schedules. Developed in conjunction with the AAFP and other groups, several of the 2012 changes are especially pertinent to family physicians, according to the AAFP's liaison to the CDC's ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120201immunrecs.html

News in Brief: Week of Jan. 23-27

Jan 25, 2012 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: CDC Updates Tdap Statement, Adds Risk of Syncope; Patients Receive Only Half of Recommended Preventive Services, Says Study; and American Lung Association Blasts States for Failure on Tobacco Front.

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/201201258wklynewsbrfs.html

News in Brief: Week of July 11-15

Jul 13, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: Boostrix Now Approved for Use in Adults 65 and Older; Mayo Clinic Online 'Community' Links Patients to Support, Information; and HHS Issues Proposed Rules for Health Insurance Exchanges.

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110713wklynewsbrfs.html

Changes to Tdap, Flu Vaccine Recommendations Among 2011 Immunization Schedules' ...

Feb 2, 2011 - More than a dozen changes are reflected in the 2011 child, adolescent and adult immunization schedules developed by the CDC, the AAFP and other groups, but one family physician expert points to a single revision as being particularly significant for AAFP members who routinely provide ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110202immunskeds.html

News Briefs: Week of Jan. 17-21

Jan 19, 2011 - This roundup includes the following news briefs: FDA Warns of Severe Liver Injury Associated With Dronedarone; Recalled Alcohol Prep Pads Packaged With Genentech Medications; McNeil Again Recalling OTC Products; CDC Finalizes Updated Tdap Recommendations; Gender, Race, Income Can ...

AAFP News : News in Brief

https://www.aafp.org/news/news-in-brief/20110119wklynwsbrfs.html

IOM: Serious Adverse Events Rare With Vaccines

Sep 12, 2011 - An Institute of Medicine, or IOM, comprehensive review of evidence regarding vaccines and adverse events is providing family physicians with one more resource they can use to reassure parents about the safety of vaccines. The review is the work of an IOM committee that examined more ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110912iomreview.html

Docs Should Play Role in Increasing Immunization Uptake in Adults

Mar 8, 2010 - According to a new report from the Trust for America's Health, up to 50,000 U.S. adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases, and the direct health care burden of vaccine preventable diseases in American adults is $10 billion a year.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100308tahreportvaccines.html

AAFP Joins AAP, Others in Urging Supreme Court to Protect Vaccine Injury Compensation ...

Aug 18, 2010 - The AAFP has signed on to an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that could affect the future of vaccine injury compensation. The Academy is one of more than 20 medical organizations that signed the brief filed July 30 by the ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20100818amicibrief.html

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