Immunization in Practice - Clearing the Cobwebs: Correspondence
To the Editor: We read the article “Immunization in Practice–Clearing the Cobwebs” in ahead of print publication of Indian Journal of Pediatrics  with a lot of interest and noticed some information which can be misleading for practicing pediatricians and post graduate students who are the primary target readers of this article, apart from several typographical errors. The purpose of this communication is to draw attention of the authors. We have following observations:
In Abstract: In the list of vaccines supplied free of cost by Govt. of India the name of MMR is missing but the newest member of this group Hib vaccine, which is included so far in only 9 states in India has been included.
In abbreviations: In PCV, ‘C’ stands for conjugate and in IPV, ‘I’ stands for Inactivated.
In section on scheduling of vaccination: A statement is made “However if two or more live vaccines are to be administered, then an interval of 28 d are required….”
This statement should be suitably modified to say
- Dutta AK, Ray S. Immunization in practice–clearing the cobwebs. Indian J Pediatr. 2012;80:404–10. CrossRef
- http://www.iapcoi.com/hp/pdf/IAP%20Immunization%20Timetable%202012.pdf. Accessed on April 2013.
- Recommendations and reports prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis among infants and children recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) February 6, 2009/Vol. 58/No. RR-2 http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5802.pdf. Accessed April 2013.
- Indian Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Immunization (IAPCOI). Consensus recommendations on immunization and IAP immunization timetable 2012. Indian Pediatr. 2012;49:549–64. CrossRef
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