The AAP has assembled key reports, research and other resources to assist reporters in their research on immunization. Media representatives who need help locating experts to interview should contact the AAP Department of Communications at 847/434-7877 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Parent resources are available at www.healthychildren.org or www.aap.org/immunization
AAP Recommended Immunization Schedules
AAP publishes its official recommendations on immunizations in the form of policy statements published in the journal, Pediatrics, as well as in sections of the AAP Red Book, a publication that is updated in print form every three years and more frequently online. Policy statements from Pediatrics are available free of charge to the general public by following the links below. The AAP Red Book is available only by subscription, and journalists who would like specific excerpts should contact the AAP Department of Communications. In some cases, the AAP Red Book will contain the more current information.
- Varicella in Infants After Implementation of the US Varicella Vaccination Program
Sandra S. Chaves, Adriana S. Lopez, Tureka L. Watson, Rachel Civen, Barbara Watson, Laurene Mascola, and Jane F. Seward
Pediatrics Dec 2011; 128:6 1071-1077
- Adolescent Vaccination-Coverage Levels in the United States: 2006-2009
Shannon Stokley, Amanda Cohn, Christina Dorell, Susan Hariri, David Yankey, Nancy Messonnier, and Pascale M. Wortley
Pediatrics Dec 2011; 128:6 1078-1086
- Infant Sleep After Immunization: Randomized Controlled Trial of Prophylactic Acetaminophen
Linda Franck, Caryl L. Gay, Mary Lynch, and Kathryn A. Lee
Pediatrics Dec 2011; 128:6 1100-1108
- Washington State Pediatricians' Attitudes Toward Alternative Childhood Immunization Schedules
Aaron Wightman, Douglas J. Opel, Edgar K. Marcuse, and James A. Taylor
Pediatrics Dec 2011; 128:6 1094-1099
- Financial Impact to Providers Using Pediatric Combination Vaccines
Angela K. Shen, Elizabeth Sobczyk, Lone Simonsen, Farid Khan, Allahna Esber, and Margie C. Andreae
Pediatrics Dec 2011; 128:6 1087-1093
- Alternative Vaccination Schedule Preferences Among Parents of Young Children
Amanda F. Dempsey, Sarah Schaffer, Dianne Singer, Amy Butchart, Matthew Davis, and Gary L. Freed
Pediatrics Nov 2011; 128:5 848-856
- On-time Vaccine Receipt in the First Year Does Not Adversely Affect Neuropsychological Outcomes
Michael J. Smith and Charles R. Woods
Pediatrics June 2010; 125: 1134-1141.
- Vaccine Refusal, Mandatory Immunization, and the Risks of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Saad B. Omer, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., Daniel A. Salmon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., M. Patricia deHart, Sc.D., and Neal Halsey, M.D.
New England Journal of Medicine, May 7, 2009, Vol 360: 1981-1988.
- Mercury Levels in Newborns and Infants After Receipt of Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines
Michael E. Pichichero, Angela Gentile, Norberto Giglio, Veronica Umido, Thomas Clarkson, Elsa Cernichiari, Grazyna Zareba, Carlos Gotelli, Mariano Gotelli, Lihan Yan, and John Treanor
Pediatrics, Feb 2008; 121: e208 - e214.