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 1: Recommended immunization schedule for persons aged 0 through 6 years—United States, 2012, the second bullet in footnote 1 regarding hepatitis B immunization should read, “For infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)–positive mothers, administer HepB vaccine and 0.5 mL of hepatitis B immune globulin (HBIG) within 12 hours of birth. These infants should be tested for HBsAg and antibody to HBsAg (anti-HBs) 1 to 2 months after completion of at least 3 doses of the HepB series, at age 9 through 18 months (generally at the next well-child visit).”
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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