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Medical News & Perspectives
December 15, 1999

New Recommendation for Adult Immunization

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JAMA. 1999;282(23):2199. doi:10.1001/jama.282.23.2199-JMN1215-3-1

Atlanta—A renewed effort is being made to increase lagging rates of immunization against influenza and pneumococcal disease. At its October meeting here, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) unanimously adopted a recommendation that standing orders be introduced into a variety of settings to increase immunization coverage rates for these diseases among persons 65 years and older and other high-risk groups.

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