Recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents: Committee on infectious diseases of the korean pediatric society, 2018

Eun Hwa Choi, Su Eun Park, Yae Jean Kim, Dae Sun Jo, Yun Kyung Kim, Byung Wook Eun, Taek Jin Lee, Jina Lee, Hyunju Lee, Ki Hwan Kim, Hye Kyung Cho, Eun Young Cho, Jong Hyun Kim

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    Abstract

    The Committee on Infectious Diseases of the Korean Pediatric Society recommended immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger in the 9th (2018) edition of Immunization guideline. This report provides the revised recommendations made by the committee and summarizes several changes from the 2015 guideline. National immunization program (NIP) launched a human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization for girls aged 12 years in 2016. NIP has also expanded age indication for inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) to 12 years of age in the 2018-2019 season. Quadrivalent IIVs with a full dose (0.5 mL) are approved for all children of 6 months or older. Recommendations of live attenuated influenza vaccine were removed. For inactivated Japanese encephalitis vaccine, first 2 doses are considered as the primary series. Recommendations for use of newly introduced vaccines (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis/inactivated poliovirus/Haemophilus influenzae type b, 9-valent HPV, new varicella vaccine, new quadrivalent IIV, and attenuated oral typhoid vaccine) were added. Lastly, monitoring system for adverse events following immunization was updated. Other changes can be found in the 9th edition of Immunization guideline in detail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)252-256
    Number of pages5
    JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
    Volume62
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Child
    • Immunization schedule
    • Infant
    • Korea

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Pediatrics

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