CDC/ACIP [to 12 May 2018]

CDC/ACIP [to 12 May 2018]

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Three CDC scientists named as 2018 Service to America Medal Finalists

MMWR News Synopsis for May 10, 2018
Progress Toward Polio Eradication – Worldwide, January 2016-March 2018
In 2016-2017 there was progress toward global eradication of wild poliovirus (WPV). To date in 2018 (as of April 24) there have been more reported WPV than in  the same time period in 2017. Identifying and vaccinating every last child remains challenging, but is necessary to end WPV transmission in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan and to prevent outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). Progress continued toward global eradication of wild poliovirus (WPV) in 2016-2017. WPV transmission continues in three countries — Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Reported WPV cases worldwide decreased from 37 in 2016 to 22 in 2017; to date in 2018 (as of April 24), eight WPV cases have been reported, compared to five during the same time period in 2017. Areas with low vaccination coverage, frequently due to inaccessibility and conflict, are at risk for not only WPV but also circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses (cVDPV). Stopping WPV transmission and prevention of cVDPV outbreaks will require reaching all unvaccinated children in hard-to-reach areas globally. As long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat everywhere. All countries must maintain high population immunity and strong poliovirus surveillance.

Register for upcoming June ACIP meeting
June 20-21, 2018
Deadline for registration:
Non-US Citizens: May 16, 2018
US Citizens: June 11, 2018
Registration is NOT required to watch the live meeting webcast or to listen via telephone.