ACIP extends guidelines for 2017 vaccination schedule

The ACIP also finalized the 2017 vaccination schedule for adults in the United States.
The ACIP also finalized the 2017 vaccination schedule for adults in the United States. | Contributed image
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an extension of the Centers for Disease Control, recommends not using the live influenza vaccine due to poor efficacy. 
The ACIP also finalized the 2017 vaccination schedule for adults in the United States and broadened the immunization guidelines to widen the scope of hepatitis B vaccination to include people suffering from hepatitis C.  
The language in the guidelines has also been revised to make it clearer.
“Missed opportunities for vaccinating adults may result in part from limited familiarity or challenges with the complexity of the adult immunization schedule among health care providers,” David Kim, deputy associate director for adult immunizations at the CDC, said.
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