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2014 Recommended Immunization Schedules Serve as Reminder to Vaccinate

Feb 19, 2014 - Among the changes affecting the newly released 2014 recommended immunizations schedules, perhaps one of the biggest is what family physicians won't see this year. For the first time, the familiar figures, footnotes and tables have not been published in full in the CDC's Morbidity and ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20140219immunizsched.html

AAFP Calls on Members to Promote Influenza Vaccination This Season

Sep 29, 2017 - On Sept. 20, the AAFP signed on to a CDC letter asking health care professionals to help promote the influenza vaccine for the 2017-2018 flu season.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170929fluvaccletter.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

AAFP Hosts Webinar on Teen, Young Adult Preventive Care

Jul 3, 2018 - On July 12, the AAFP will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to noon CDT that addresses clinical preventive service recommendations for adolescents and young adults.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20180703teenwebinar.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

AAFP Joins Other Groups in Touting Vaccines' Safety, Efficacy

Feb 13, 2017 - The AAFP joined a broad coalition of more than 350 organizations that sent a letter to President Donald Trump emphasizing the safety and efficacy of vaccines.

AAFP News : Government and Medicine

https://www.aafp.org/news/government-medicine/20170213vaccineletter.html

AAFP Mapping Tool Aims to Enhance Immunization Advocacy

Aug 23, 2017 - Family physicians and other vaccine advocates can use the AAFP's new State Immunization Information System Legislation tool to aid them in immunization-focused outreach to state legislators.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20170823vaccinemapper.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

AAFP Recruiting Family Medicine Practices for Adolescent Immunization Project

Nov 26, 2012 - Family physicians play a critical role in increasing adolescent immunization rates, which is why the AAFP is recruiting 20 family medicine practices to participate in a new CDC-sponsored Adolescent Immunization Office Champions project. According to Bellinda Schoof, M.H.A., the AAFP's ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121126champimmunproject.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

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

ACIP Discusses Intussusception Risk From Rotavirus Vaccine, Limiting Tdap Administration

Jun 24, 2013 - An increased risk of intussusception from rotavirus vaccination and changes to delivery of the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine were among topics discussed by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) during its June 19-20 meeting in Atlanta. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20130624acipmeeting.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

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

ACIP is Recommending Tdap for Every Pregnancy

Nov 8, 2012 - During its late October meeting in Atlanta, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a provisional recommendation that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for pregnant women. ...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20121108acipreqs.html

ACIP Recommends Hep A Vaccine for Homeless Patients

Oct 31, 2018 - During the Oct. 24-25 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group discussed topics including recommending the hepatitis A vaccine for people who are homeless.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20181031acipmeeting.html

ACIP Recommends MenACWY-D for HIV-infected Patients, Cholera Vaccine

Jun 29, 2016 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted to recommend use of the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine for HIV-infected patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20160629acipjune.html

ACIP Recommends Tdap for Pregnant Women, Removal of Egg Allergy as Flu Vaccine ...

Jun 29, 2011 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, made two provisional recommendations during its June 22-23 meeting in Atlanta that could significantly alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccination and seasonal...

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20110629acipnewreqs.html

ACIP Recommends Two-dose Regimen for HPV Vaccine

Oct 26, 2016 - Members of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recently voted to recommend patients ages 11-12 receive two doses of the nine-valent HPV vaccine at least six months apart.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20161026acipoctmtg.html

ACIP Updates Japanese Encephalitis, Anthrax Vaccine Guidance

Mar 6, 2019 - During the Feb. 27-28 meeting of the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the group voted to update recommendations for the Japanese encephalitis vaccine, along with guidance on pre-exposure prophylaxis anthrax vaccination.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190306acipmtg.html

ACIP Votes to Expand Tdap Vaccine Recommendation

Feb 29, 2012 - The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made a new provisional recommendation during its Feb. 22-23 meeting in Atlanta that will further alter the way family physicians approach tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for older patients.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20120229acip-tdap.html

ACIP: LAIV No Longer Preferentially Recommended for Young Children

Mar 4, 2015 - During its Feb. 26 meeting, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reversed its preferential recommendation for live attenuated influenza vaccine use in young children.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20150304acip-laiv.html

Adolescent Vaccination Rates Climbing, but Some Still Fall Short of HHS Goals

Aug 4, 2009 - Tetanus, diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis, or Tdap, vaccine is recommended for all 11- and 12-year-olds, but only 30.4 percent of eligible American adolescents received the combination vaccine in 2007, according to the CDC.

AAFP News : Special Report: Vaccines and Immunizations

https://www.aafp.org/news/vaccine/20090804teen-shots.html

Arizona AFP Turns CME on its Head to Save Annual Meeting

Jan 30, 2013 - In 2009, the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians (AZAFP) faced a tough decision. According to (then) President-elect Jeffrey Wolfrey, M.D., of Phoenix, the chapter's annual meeting, with its focus on CME for family physicians, was in a fiscal crisis. We'd had this (member) meeting for ...

AAFP News : Chapter Spotlight

https://www.aafp.org/news/chapter-of-the-month/20130130arizonachapspot.html

Arizona FPs Tackle Threat to Expand Vaccine Exemptions

Mar 12, 2019 - Arizona legislators recently introduced three bills that would expand vaccine exemptions and create new challenges for health care professionals who administer vaccines.

AAFP News : Health of the Public

https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190312vaccexempt.html

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