For the 2015-2016 flu season, ACIP recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with either LAIV or IIV, with no preference expressed for either vaccine when either one is otherwise appropriate. See additional information here.
A recording of the webinar “HPV Vaccine is Cancer Prevention: CDC’s Clinician Engagement Initiative” presented by Dr. Rebecca Perkins and Dr. Sharon Humiston on April 30, 2015, is now available on CDC’s YouTube Channel. A copy of the webinar presentation slides is available here.
ACIP recently updated the pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for patients age 65 years or older. Medicare has released associated payment polices. ACIP Recommendation for Pneumococcal Vaccines for All Adults 65 Years or Older, effective Sep 19, 2014. *NOTE: PCV13 and PPSV23 now recommended for all adults 65 years or older. If not previously vaccinated, administer PCV13 first; give PPSV23 6-12 months after. If previously received PPSV23, administer PCV13 ≥12 months after.