Pediatric Annals

Feature Article 

Pediatric Immunizations: What’s New in 2007

Penelope H. Dennehy, MD

  • Pediatric Annals. 2007;36(6)
  • Posted June 1, 2007

Abstract

Vaccination is the cornerstone of pediatric preventive health care. Immunizations have changed pediatric practice in the United States. Pediatric residents now infrequently encounter varicella or Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis, diseases which were routinely seen prior to the introduction of immunizations. This article highlights the new vaccines and recommendations that have been added to the childhood immunization schedule in 2007.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, is Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University Medical School.

Address correspondence to: Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903; fax 401-444-5650; or e-mail pdennehy@lifespan.org.

Dr. Dennehy has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: GlaxoSmithKline and Merck: Research grant recipient.

Abstract

Vaccination is the cornerstone of pediatric preventive health care. Immunizations have changed pediatric practice in the United States. Pediatric residents now infrequently encounter varicella or Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis, diseases which were routinely seen prior to the introduction of immunizations. This article highlights the new vaccines and recommendations that have been added to the childhood immunization schedule in 2007.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, is Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University Medical School.

Address correspondence to: Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903; fax 401-444-5650; or e-mail pdennehy@lifespan.org.

Dr. Dennehy has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: GlaxoSmithKline and Merck: Research grant recipient.

Vaccination is the cornerstone of pediatric preventive health care. Immunizations have changed pediatric practice in the United States. Pediatric residents now infrequently encounter varicella or Haemophilus influenzae type b meningitis, diseases which were routinely seen prior to the introduction of immunizations. This article highlights the new vaccines and recommendations that have been added to the childhood immunization schedule in 2007.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, is Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, and Professor of Pediatrics, Brown University Medical School.

Address correspondence to: Penelope H. Dennehy, MD, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Rhode Island Hospital, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903; fax 401-444-5650; or e-mail pdennehy@lifespan.org.

Dr. Dennehy has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: GlaxoSmithKline and Merck: Research grant recipient.

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