Each year, since 1995, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC has reviewed the recommended immunization schedule, and it has then been approved by ACIP, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Before 1995, in 1994, 1989, and 1983, an immunization was simply published as part of the ACIP’s general recommendations.
Looking for an alternative to the ACIP immunization schedule?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics:
No alternative vaccine schedules have been evaluated and found to provide better safety or efficacy than the recommended schedule, supported by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the CDC and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the AAP (the committee that produces the Red Book).
Pediatricians who routinely recommend limiting the numbers of vaccines administered at a single visit such that vaccines are administered late are providing care that deviates from the standard evidence-based schedule recommended by these bodies.
Again, there are no alternative immunization schedules.
For more information:
- CDC – Immunization Schedules
- CDC – Past Immunization Schedules
- CDC – Birth-18 Years & “Catch-up” Immunization Schedules
- CDC – Adult Immunization Schedule
- Immunization Schedule with Combination Vaccines
- History of the Vaccine Schedule
- About the Vaccine Schedule
- CDC – Vaccines for Specific Groups of People
- The Vaccine Schedule Explained
- Pneumococcal Vaccine Timing Tool for Children
- Binational Immunization Resource for Children from Birth through 18 Years
- Interpreting Immunization Schedules – United States – Mexico Border
- WHO recommendations for routine immunization
- WHO – Immunization Schedules by Countries
- Canada Immunization Schedule
- European Union National Childhood Vaccination Schedules
- The Problem with Dr. Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule
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