Harry L. Keyserling, M.D.
AAP New Immunization Schedule
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued its recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules for 2011. Published in the February 2011 issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 1), the new schedules include guidance on administering hepatitis B vaccine to children who do not receive the recommended birth dose.
Dr. Harry L. Keyserling, M.D. member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Disease, and epidemiologist that has conducted over ninety clinical vaccine trials in children and adults, comes on the show to discuss the AAP new recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules for 2011.
Harry L. Keyserling is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases of Emory University School of Medicine. He also serves as hospital epidemiologist at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
Dr. Keyserling received his B.A. in 1973 from Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. in 1977 from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and fellowship in pediatric infectious disease and immunology at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. He joined the faculty at Emory University in 1982. He has served as Chairman of the Infectious Disease Committee of the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1987. Dr. Keyserling has an interest in virology, hospital epidemiology, and clinical vaccinology. During the last twenty-five years, he has conducted over ninety clinical vaccine trials in children and adults. More than 8000 subjects have been recruited. Vaccines that have been evaluated include: five pneumococcal conjugate preparations, four Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugates, four acellular pertussis component vaccines, five meningococcal vaccines, two anthrax vaccines, two recombinant hepatitis B vaccines, two rotavirus vaccines, six influenza vaccines, hepatitis A vaccine, varicella vaccine, respiratory syncytial virus vaccine, parainfluenzae type 3, one herpes simplex vaccine, and numerous combination vaccines (DTP/Hib, DTaP/Hib, DTP/IPV, Hib/HepB, polio/Hib/HepB, MMR/V).
Dr. Keyserling serves as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Disease. He is also a liaison member of the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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