Additional Considerations for the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older. Pregnant women should receive the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) during pregnancy and the influenza vaccine during or before pregnancy. Live vaccines (e.g., measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine [MMR]) are contraindicated.
In February , the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, became effective, as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The adult immunization schedule consists of figures that sum- marize routinely recommended vaccines for adults by age groups (see Figure 1) and by medical conditions and other indications (see Figure 2), footnotes for the figures, and a table of vaccine contraindications and precautions (see Table 1).
By consistently using the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States, , and implementing the standards for adult immunization practice, providers can reduce the burden of illnesses, hospitalizations, and mortality associated with vaccine-preventable diseases among their adult Author: David K. Kim, Paul Hunter. All vaccines identified in Tables 1 and 2 (except zoster vaccines) also appear in the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents, United States, The notes for vaccines that appear in both the adult immunization schedule and the child and adolescent immunization schedule have been harmonized to the extent possible.