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ACIP Expands HPV Recommendations to Adolescent Boys


AAFP News Now
By David Mitchell

The CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted to recommend major changes in the use of two vaccines during its Oct. 25-26 meeting in Atlanta. The committee agreed on a provisional recommendation to expand the routine use of quadrivalent human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine to adolescent boys, and it also voted to recommend the use of hepatitis B vaccine in all adults with diabetes who are younger than age 60 and who have not previously received the vaccine. 

The ACIP recommendations must be evaluated and approved by the CDC before becoming official through publication in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Similarly, the AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science will review both recommendations.

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