Policies and Implementation Guidance

Red Book

Find AAP recommendations on vaccines, including details on special circumstances, intervals between doses, contraindications and precautions, and more.








AAP Policy

Find AAP policy on vaccines through the public access policy site or through AAP Red Book Online (Log-in required). Or read the AAP policy Increasing Immunization Coverage.

Influenza Guidance

This section provides updates about responding to and treating influenza, vaccine supply, vaccine safety, and partner organizations.

Immunizing Parents

A recent AAP Technical Report, Immunizing Parents and Other Close Family Contacts in the Pediatric Office, discusses benefits and barriers to immunizing family members in the pediatric office, in order to protect infants and young children against disease.



Immunization Best Practices

Special Populations

Specific information regarding the immunization of children in military populations, refugees and immigrants, foreign adopted children, children with chronic diseases, American Indian/Alaska Native children, children in residential institutions, and other special populations/circumstances is available in the AAP Red Book (Log-in required).


Last Updated: 3/12/2014


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