Immunization Update

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Society posts immunization updates on its web site as a resource for its members.

CHICAGO -- Parents who are doing their homework on their child’s vaccines can go directly to the experts for answers – without leaving home. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a series of audio interviews with pediatricians, researchers, advocates and other parents at

According to the CDC’s immunization Safety Office, new Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) for Inactivated and Intranasal Influenza Vaccines are now available on Vaccine Information Statements provide the benefits and risks of each vaccine and are provided at the time of administration. Feel free to share these links with your colleagues and organization members.

In October, Merck announced that they would not resume production of monovalent MMR vaccines. PIDS sent a letter opposing this plan in the summer and we were told that our letter was an important factor in the reversal of Merck’s previous position.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today revised its recommendations for rotavirus vaccines for the prevention of the disease in infants and has determined that it is appropriate for clinicians and health care professionals to resume the use of Rotarix and to continue the use of RotaTeq.

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