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ACIP votes to update general recommendations

October 31, 2014

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend several changes to the general recommendations for immunizations, involving the timing and spacing of vaccines, contraindications and precautions, and vaccine administration.

First is that vaccinations should be given to hospitalized patients at the earliest opportunity, when clinical illness symptoms are improved. In addition, the general recommendations will indicate that upcoming surgery, anesthesia or hospitalization is not a contraindication for vaccination.

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