As of April 26, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that 704 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 22 states. This reflects an increase of 78 cases from the previous week, with new outbreaks reported in Georgia, Maryland, and parts of California. This is the largest number of cases reported in the U.S. since 1994. In Michigan, the number of confirmed cases stands at 43, as reported by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on April 17.
This week, AAFP mailed full-color laminated copies of the 2019 adult, childhood/adolescent and catch-up immunization schedules, developed by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) with help from AAFP and other healthcare organizations, to active family physician and resident members. If you haven’t received yours yet, watch your mailbox. The immunization schedules are also available on AAFP’s mobile app.
"The new 2019 child and adult vaccine schedules are now easier to read, harmonized in format and updated by vaccine experts at the CDC," said vaccine expert Pamela Rockwell, DO (Ann Arbor), MAFP Board Member and AAFP’s Liaison to ACIP.