ACOG

Every year, the recommended childhood and adolescent vaccine schedules are reviewed, adjusted and approved by the following governing bodies:  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP),  and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The 2017 revisions are now published for those 0 to 18 years of age with some of the recent changes listed here—see “notes” section for accessing complete information:

Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine

This vaccine protects against certain strains of the...

gytu7888In 2012 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) promoted annual screening pelvic examinations for non-pregnant women over the age of 21. This recommendation was reaffirmed in 2014.While acknowledging that the evidence for such exams is based more on clinical practice than on substantial experimental proof of efficacy, the ACOG noted The annual health assessment ( annual examination ) is a fundamental part of medical care and is valuable in...