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COID Policy Statements, Clinical Reports, and Technical Reports

February 28, 2024

The AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases has published a collection of infectious diseases and immunization policy statements, clinical reports, and technical reports in Pediatrics. These policy statements are complementary and expand on the information and recommendations found in the Red Book.

Featured AAP Policy

Strategies for Improving Vaccine Communication and Uptake
Pediatrics | February 28, 2024

This clinical report offers guidance for pediatricians and others who care for children on the best ways to address vaccine concerns and increase immunization rates, including information about the scope and impact of the problem, the facts surrounding common vaccination concerns, and the latest evidence regarding effective communication techniques for the vaccine conversation.

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Information for the Pediatrician
Pediatrics | November 20, 2023

This clinical report endorses the joint society statement by the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and is meant to provide the general pediatrician with a broad overview to enable appropriate guidance to families seeking fecal microbiota transplantation as treatment of a child’s condition.

Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule: United States, 2024
Pediatrics | Prepublication Release November 16, 2023

Updated annual immunization schedule reflects current recommendations for the use of vaccines licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and five other medical associations.

Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2023-2024
Pediatrics | August 29, 2023

Find guidance on the prevention and treatment of influenza in children and adolescents in this updated Policy Statement. An accompanying technical report details additional evidence.

Palivizumab Prophylaxis in Infants and Young Children at Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection
Pediatrics | June 26, 2023

This technical report summarizes the literature review by the Committee on Infectious Diseases, supporting the reaffirmation of the 2014 AAP policy statement on palivizumab prophylaxis among infants and young children at increased risk of hospitalization for RSV infection.

Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children
Pediatrics | January 30, 2023

This policy statement and accompanying technical report provide updated recommendations for the inspection, testing, and remediation of private wells to provide safe drinking water for children.

Head Lice
Pediatrics | September 26, 2022

This updated guidance on diagnosing and treating head lice notes that infestations are neither a health hazard nor sign of poor hygiene but can result in significant stigma and psychological stress. This Clinical Report includes new medications for treatment and provides an algorithm for the management of affected patients.


AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases Policy Collection

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