The 2014 immunization schedules have been approved by the Academy, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. These schedules are revised at the beginning of each year to reflect current recommendations for the use of vaccines licensed by the Food and Drug Administration.

The 2014 format is similar to last year and includes a single schedule for people 0 through 18 years of age. The catch-up schedule provides recommendations for children and adolescents who start late or are more than one month behind. Footnotes contain recommendations for routine vaccination, for catch-up vaccination as well as for vaccination of children and adolescents with high-risk conditions or in special circumstances.

Numerous changes have been made to improve the clarity and readability of the footnotes. Here is a closer look at this...

You do not currently have access to this content.