A minor clarification has been made in the American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement “Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules—United States, 2012” published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics (2012;129:385–386; doi:10.1542/peds.2011-3630). In Fig 3: Catch-up immunization schedule for persons aged 4 months through 18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind—United States, 2012, the bullet in footnote 9 that previously read:
Inadvertent doses of DTaP vaccine are counted as part of the Td/Tdap vaccine series.
An inadvertent dose of DTaP vaccine administered to children aged 7 through 10 years can count as part of the catch-up series. This dose can count as the adolescent Tdap dose, or the child can later receive a Tdap booster dose at age 11–12 years.
and appears as the first bullet rather than the second (ie, the 2 bullets have switched positions).
The corrected schedule is now posted online at http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/ and Red Book Online. Please note that it will differ from the version that appeared in the print journal.
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