US CDC Panel’s Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations Leave Confusion In Their Wake
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ October vote on use of Pfizer’s Prevnar 20 and Merck & Co’s Vaxneuvance was more restrictive than intended, inadvertently leaving out guidance for people who were previously vaccinated with Prevnar 13.
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Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends routine use of the high-valence pneumococcal vaccine in under-2 year olds and older children with risk conditions.
CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices prepares for expected US FDA approvals of new vaccines to prevent respiratory syncytial virus in older adults, chikungunya and dengue and clarified recommendations for high-valent pneumococcal vaccines.
Higher dose or adjuvanted seasonal flu vaccines – Fluzone, Fluad and Flubok – provide benefit over other vaccines for older adults, advisory committee concludes. Merck’s PCV15 pneumococcal vaccine and GSK’s Priorix MMR vaccine are recommended for pediatric use by ACIP.