AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 9 (September)

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Vaccine Booster Dose (September 2009)

September 2009 page 7 Coding Communciation:Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) Vaccine Booster Dose The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) issued a recommendation in December 2007 to defer administration of the Hib vaccine booster (4th dose) due to a shortage of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the United States. In June 2009, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with ACIP, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians, recommended the reinstatement of routine booster dose for children who have completed the primary Hib vaccine series (1st...

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