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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-162



Immunization Practices for Children in Child Care Group Settings

[32 Pa.B. 539]

   In accordance with 28 Pa. Code § 27.77(c) (relating to immunization requirements for children in child care group settings), the Department of Health (Department) is publishing a list of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) publications that contain the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations that meet the standards of 28 Pa. Code § 27.77(c). Children in child care group settings as defined by 28 Pa. Code § 27.77(c) are required to be immunized in accordance with the recommendations included in the following publications:

   ''General Recommendations on Immunizations,'' MMWR, January 28, 1994/Vol. 43/No. RR-1, pages 1-38.

   ''Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis: Recommendations for Vaccine Use and Other Preventive Measures,'' MMWR, August 8, 1991/Vol. 40/No. RR-10, pages 1-28, with the exception of materials relating to Diphtheria Antitoxin.

   ''Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccines for Prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b Disease Among Infants and Children Two Months of Age and Older,'' MMWR, January 11, 1991/Vol. 40/No. RR-1, pages 1-7.

   ''Recommendations for the use of Haemophilus b Conjugate Vaccines and a Combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, and Haemophilus b Vaccine,'' MMWR, September 17, 1993/Vol. 42/No. RR-13, pages 1-15.

   ''Hepatitis B Virus: A Comprehensive Strategy for Eliminating Transmission in the United States Through Universal Childhood Vaccination,'' MMWR, November 22, 1991/Vol. 40/No. RR-13, pages 1-25.

   ''Protection Against Viral Hepatitis,'' MMWR, February 9, 1990/Vol. 39/No. RR-2, pages 1-21.

   ''Prevention of Varicella,'' MMWR, July 12, 1996/Vol. 45/No. RR-11, pages 1-25.

   ''Pertussis Vaccination: Use of Acellular Pertussis Vaccines Among Infants and Very Small Children,'' MMWR, March 28, 1997/Vol. 46/No. RR-7.

   ''Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease,'' MMWR, April 4, 1997/Vol. 46/No. RR-8.

   ''Measles, Mumps, and Rubella--Vaccine Use and Strategies for Elimination of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, and Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Control of Mumps,'' MMWR, May 22, 1998/Vol. 47/No. RR-8.

   ''Prevention of Varicella Updated,'' MMWR, May 28, 1999/Vol. 48/No. RR-6.

   ''Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization,'' MMWR, October 1, 1999/Vol. 48/No. RR-12.

   ''Poliomyelitis Prevention in the United States,'' MMWR, May 19, 2000/Vol. 49/No. RR-5.

   ''Preventing Pneumococcal Disease Among Infants and Young Children,'' MMWR, October 6, 2000/Vol. 49/No. RR-9.

   ''Use of Diphtheria Toxoid-Tetanus Toxiod-Acellular Pertussis Vaccine as a Five-Dose Series,'' MMWR, November 17, 2000/Vol. 39/No. 13.

   ''Prevention and Control of Influenza,'' MMWR, April 20, 2001/Vol. 50/No. RR-4.

   Persons with a disability who require an alternative format of this notice (for example, large print, audiotape, Braille), should contact Alice Gray, Director, Division of Immunization, Department of Health, P. O. Box 90, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0090, (717) 787-5681 or at V/TT: (717) 783-6154 for speech and/or hearing impaired persons or the Pennsylvania AT&T Relay Service at (800) 654-5984 [TT].


   (Editor's Note: For the text of a final-form rulemaking relating to this notice, see 32 Pa.B. 491 (January 26, 2002).)

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-162. Filed for public inspection January 25, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]


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