ACIP Recommends Five Groups as Priority Targets for H1N1 Vaccination
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended which U.S. population groups should be targeted to receive H1N1 influenza vaccine when it becomes available. People over 65 have the lowest priority.
The 15-member ACIP says these five groups should be targeted:
- pregnant women;
- household contacts of infants under 6 months;
- healthcare and emergency-services workers;
- young people between 6 months and 24 years of age;
- and nonelderly adults with underlying risk conditions, such as diabetes and chronic lung disease.