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Vaccines Throughout the Lifecycle 

Vaccines Throughout the Lifecycle
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Vaccines Throughout the Lifecycle
Author(s):

Tina Q. Tan

, John P. Flaherty

, and Melvin V. Gerbie

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190604776.003.0002
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date: 17 September 2019

Immunization schedules for infants, children, adolescents, and adults help clinicians ensure that they are administering vaccines in a timely and appropriate manner. Specific, current CDC schedules for infants, children, adolescents, and adults are presented Special attention is paid to recommendations and contraindications for the vaccination of pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive. Details for the specific illnesses, their influences on the pregnant woman and the fetus, vaccination recommendations in the pre-pregnancy, various trimesters, and post-partum periods are given. Safety concerns and Frequently Asked Questions are given significant space as patients and their families are appropriately concerned. Health Care Professionals and their staff needs are included in the recommendations.

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