Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, October 2007September 2008*

  title={Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule: United States, October 2007September 2008*},
  author={Raymond J. Gibbons and Stephan D. Fihn},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) annually reviews the recommended Adult Immunization Schedule to ensure that the schedule reflects current recommendations for the licensed vaccines. In June 2007, ACIP approved the Adult Immunization Schedule for October 2007September 2008. This schedule has also been approved by the American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American College of Physicians. Changes in the Schedule for… 
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