With seemingly all eyes focused on COVID-19 for the past 2 years, patients (and even urgent care providers) could be forgiven for “forgetting” that there are countless other infectious diseases existing in the world. They’re out there, though—and release of the 2022 immunization schedule update from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should be a reminder for urgent care providers to ask patients if they’re up to date on their “regular” immunizations—ie, those beyond COVID-19. ACIP’s 2022 Adult Immunization Schedule lays out new or updated recommendations for vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza, pneumococcal disease, zoster—and, yes, COVID-19. The article also details changes to the sections concerning human papillomavirus; measles, mumps, and rubella; meningococcus; and varicella. The adult schedule is intended as guidance for patients 19 years of age and older.

ACIP Adult Vaccine Update Is a Reminder: COVID-19 Doesn’t Eclipse the Need for ‘Other’ Vaccines
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