2022 adult immunization schedule updates
Each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) releases the adult vaccine schedule. The 2022 adult vaccine schedule has several changes which will be discussed in the following manuscript. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices reviews the preliminary schedules usually at their October or November meetings. The following professional societies also approve the adult schedules prior to the 2022 publications: American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Once the final draft is approved by the CDC, it is published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and released to healthcare providers and the general public with a cover page, tables, notes and—new for the 2022 schedule—an appendix with contraindications and precautions for the different approved vaccines.