What's new in child and adolescent immunizations?Niederhauser, Victoria DrPH, APRN, PNP; Baker, Dian PhD, APRN-BC, PNPNurse Practitioner: October 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 10 - p 39–44 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000405156.81691.98 Feature: VACCINES Abstract Author Information Abstract Nurse practitioners can play a critical role in minimizing vaccine-preventable diseases by keeping abreast of changes in immunization schedules and recommendations, minimizing barriers to immunizations, and advocating for children, adolescents and families. Author Information Victoria Niederhauser is the Dean and Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, Knoxville, and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dian Baker is a postdoctoral scholar at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, University of California Davis, and an associate professor in the Division of Nursing, California State University, Sacramento. The authors have disclosed they have no financial relationships pertaining to this article. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.