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Chapter 9. ImmunizationMatthew F. Daley, Sean T. O'Leary, Eric A. F. Simoes, Ann-Christine Nyquist
Sections: Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practices, Routine Childhood & Adolescent Immunizations, Safe Handling of Vaccines, Safety of Immunization, Healthy Children, Children with Chronic Illnesses, Immunodeficient Children, Allergic or Hypersensitive Children, Special Circumstances, Monitoring Vaccine Safety, Hepatitis B Vaccination, Rotavirus Vaccination, Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination, Haemophilus influenzae Type B Vaccination, Pneumococcal Vaccination, Poliomyelitis Vaccination, Influenza Vaccination, Measles, Mumps, & Rubella Vaccination, Varicella Vaccination, Hepatitis A Vaccination, Meningococcal Vaccination, Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis Vaccination (Adolescents & Adults), Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, Vaccinations for Special Situations, Rabies Vaccination, Typhoid Fever Vaccination, Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination, Tuberculosis Vaccination, Yellow Fever Vaccination, Passive Prophylaxis.
Excerpt:"Immunization is widely recognized as one of the greatest public health achievements of the past century. Largely as a consequence of immunization, the annual incidences of diphtheria, paralytic polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in the United States have fallen by more than 99% compared with the average annual incidences of these diseases in the 20th century. Through routine vaccination, children and adolescents can now receive protection against at least 16 different diseases, and many new vaccines are under development.National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Maintains a web site with extensive vaccine-related resources, including the immunization recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), vaccination schedules, Vaccine Information Statements, information for the public and providers, and links to other vaccine materials. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines.
CDC Contact Center. The CDC-INFO contact center provides services to the public and health care professionals regarding a variety of health-related issues, including immunizations, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-232-4636 (English and Spanish).
The Red Book: Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases. Published at 2- to 3-year intervals by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The 2009 Red Book is available from the AAP...."
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