ACPM recommends research priorities for child and adolescent immunizations

Washington, D.C. - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) recommended today research priorities that aim to encourage the development of new vaccines and increase immunization rates. Developing new combinations of vaccines and needleless vaccine delivery systems are among the key recommendations. If implemented on a population-wide basis, such improvements would increase immunization rates by reducing the inefficiency of multiple injections and by minimizing the emotional and physical trauma in children.

According to Dr. Yemisi Adetunji, the lead author of ACPM's recommendations, "Despite the incontrovertible evidence that vaccines are an efficient and cost-effective means of reducing morbidity and mortality, immunization delivery remains suboptimal among young children.

Immunization rates in areas of poverty and many metropolitan areas with large populations of low-income residents remain below national levels. We can do better to protect our children's health."

Other research priorities from ACPM address issues of vaccine supply, the effectiveness of recommended interventions, and better funding for immunization programs. In addition to its research priorities, ACPM recommends that all children and adolescents without established contraindications receive immunization against 11 diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, H. influenza b (Hib), hepatitis B, varicella (i.e., chickenpox), and S. pneumoniae. The ACPM recommendations are in accordance with the schedule of childhood immunizations recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

ACPM's recommendations on childhood immunizations appear in the August 2003 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The statement can be viewed at http://www.acpm.org .


Contact: Jennifer K. Bretsch
American College of Preventive Medicine

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic recommends broadening treatment to battle recurrence of endometrial cancer
2. IDSA recommends ways to strengthen HHSs pandemic influenza plan
3. ACPM recommends reproductive health care benefits for adolescents
4. Study recommends 50% reduction in CT radiation dose based on patient size and weight
5. Foot and mouth report recommends major changes to the lamb supply chain
6. FDA advisory committee recommends approval of novantrone for treatment of worsening multiple sclerosis
7. Public morally obliged to take part in scientific research, says leading ethicist
8. U of M researcher says Viagra may cause permanent vision loss in some men
9. Indiana University researchers closer to helping hearing-impaired using stem cells
10. Can you read my mind? W.M. Keck Foundation funds innovative brain research at Carnegie Mellon
11. RIT takes eye-tracking research to next level

Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... According to an article published November 13th on DrBicuspid.com, ... D.C. revolved around the fact that proper dental care, both at-home and in the ... between periodontal disease (more commonly referred to as gum disease) and diabetes. According to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... NC (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... A ... effective ways to treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on ... at University Hospital Zurich analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The print component of ... in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Minneapolis, South Florida, with a circulation of approximately ... nationally, through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... Intellitec Solutions announced today that they ... Recognized as Microsoft’s official group for end users of Dynamics SL ERP software, ... industry experts and representatives. Intellitec Solutions’ membership status demonstrates their ongoing commitment to ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to announce ... (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored to ... of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. CBD ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... , Nov. 27, 2015  Lannett Company, ... it has completed the acquisition of Kremers Urban ... subsidiary of global biopharmaceuticals company UCB S.A. (Euronext: ... Lannett has acquired KU from UCB for ... certain adjustments, including a customary working capital adjustment, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , 26 november 2015 ... kondigt de geplande investering aan van ten ... de laboratoria en het mondiale hoofdkantoor in ... uitbreiding zal resulteren in extra kantoorruimte en ... aan de groeiende behoeften van de farmaceutische ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... 2015 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ... demands kidney transplantation is expected to boost the market growth, ... organ transplantation. --> 3D bioprinting market is ... a new report by Grand View Research Inc. Rising prevalence ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: