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The ACIP or Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is a group of fifteen volunteer medical and public health experts who make vaccine recommendations for children and adults in the United States. The ACIP: helps the CDC set the US childhood immunization schedule, along with the AAP and AAFP. includes a consumer representative and fourteen experts …

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New Vaccines

Children and teens currently get 13 vaccines that protect them against 16 vaccine-preventable diseases, including DTaP, IPV (polio), hepatitis B, Hib, Prevnar 13, rotavirus, MMR, Varivax (chicken pox), hepatitis A, Tdap, HPV, MCV 4 (meningococcal vaccine), and influenza. Although that is a big increase from the number of vaccines that they were getting in the …

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