Changes in the childhood immunization schedule for 2010

From WebMD:

- Gardasil human papillomavirus vaccine is now suggested for boys. Previously recommended only for girls.

- There are 2 new recommendations for boosting the bacterial meningitis vaccine: children at high risk should get the shot as early as age 2 and as late as age 6. Children not at high risk should get the first shot at age 11 or 12 (or ages 13 to 18 if not previously vaccinated).

- Preference for combination vaccines over separate injections of vaccine components.

CDC, Get The Picture: Child Immunizations.

New Schedule for Childhood Vaccines. WebMD.

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