Rates for adult immunization in the US remain low. The ACIP updated adult (≥19 years of age) immunization recommendations and schedule for 2019 are now published (see ‘Primary Sources – Learn More’). The committee attempts to provide a schedule that promotes ease of use for providers and promote public health and use of vaccines. The recommendations have been approved by CDC, AAFP, ACOG and ACNM. The purpose of the annual schedule is
…to consolidate and summarize updates to ACIP recommendations on vaccination of adults and assist providers in implementing current ACIP recommendations. The use of trade names of vaccines in this article and in the schedule is for identification purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the ACIP or the CDC.
See ‘Related ObG Topics’ for more information on Flu Vaccine for 2018/2019
However, vaccination should not be deferred if the previously administered hepatitis B vaccine is unknown or if a vaccine from the same manufacturer is not available
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