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Adults should also ask their internist about other
immunizations they may need
PHILADELPHIA, October 1, 2014-With the arrival of flu season all
adults should get a flu shot and take the opportunity to speak with
their physician about other immunizations they may need, the
American College of Physicians (ACP) advises.
"Immunizations can prevent diseases in individuals, but they are
also a vital piece of our public health infrastructure," said Dr.
David Fleming, president, ACP. "Increasing the rates of
immunizations can eradicate or substantially decrease the
incidences of serious diseases, greatly reducing the threat these
diseases present for the most vulnerable members of our population.
Immunization rates remain low. The CDC estimates that only 41.5
percent of all adults received a flu vaccine during the 2013-2014
While every adult should get a flu vaccination every year, they
also should discuss the following immunizations with their doctor:
Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis
(whooping cough); the pneumococcal vaccine to protect against
pneumonia, bacteremia and meningitis; the HPV vaccine; Hepatitis B
vaccine; and, Herpes zoster vaccine.
In addition to urging the public to get vaccinated, ACP also
recommends that all health care providers be immunized against
influenza, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox,
pertussis (whooping cough), and other diseases according to the
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Adult Immunization
Schedule, which ACP endorses. According to the most recent data
the CDC found that flu vaccination among health care personnel was
only 62.9 percent in 2013-2014, leaving close to half of our
country's health care providers unprotected. ACP's policy exempts
HCPs for medical reasons or a religious objection to
ACP also offers resources for physicians on immunizations.
The ACP Immunization Portal
provides physicians with guidance how to incorporate immunizations
in their day-to-day practice through practical advice, information
about vaccines and their indications and information about vaccines
in special populations.
Immunization Advisor is an app that brings the latest vaccine
information to your mobile device. The app is based on the ACIP
schedule and brings you the latest immunization news and updates
The ACP Practice Advisor
Adult Immunization Module is part of a practice management tool
designed to improve office efficiency and enhance patient care. The
immunization module focuses on steps that staff in primary care
offices can take to improve the rates of immunization.
About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest
medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician
group in the United States. ACP members include 141,000 internal
medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and
medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who
apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.
Note: If you are looking for local or national
expert commentary to inform stories on flu or other
vaccine-preventable diseases, please contact Jackie Blaser at
202-261-4572. The American College of Physicians is comprised of
141,000 internal medicine physicians, giving us access to some of
the nation's foremost experts in adult immunization.