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2005 immunization schedule issued

A new year means publication of an updated Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule (a version with complete footnotes is at http:// http://www.cdc.gov/nip/recs/child-schedule.htm). The schedule is a joint project of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC. You will not find major changes to the 2004 schedule here; if the ACIP issues a new recommendation for the conjugate meningitis vaccine (Menactra) that the FDA recently approved and for DTaP booster vaccines for adolescents (approval pending), however, an updated revised schedule may be issued midyear.