The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the 2017 immunization schedules for children and adults.
Changes to the recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years and younger include:
- Elimination of live attenuated influenza vaccine,
- Updated human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination recommendations that include the new two-dose schedule for children who start the series before age 15 years, and
- Addition of children aged 9–10 years for the HPV vaccine, indicating children in this age group may be vaccinated (even in the absence of a high-risk condition).
The 2017 adult immunization schedule also features these changes:
- Elimination of the live attenuated influenza vaccine during 2017 flu season, and
- Updated HPV recommendations for adults who did not complete the HPV vaccination series as children or adolescents.
Action, Feb. 15, 2017
Last Updated On
April 26, 2018