Merck & Co.’s Gardasil 9 Gets US CDC Panel Backing For Broader Age Group
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends vaccination based on shared clinical decision-making in individuals ages 27-45 years old – but says only those at high risk of contracting HPV are likely to benefit and should get the vaccine.
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ACIP still supports use of Pfizer’s pneumococcal vaccine in immunocompetent individuals ages 65 years and older based on shared clinical decision-making, but concludes that routine immunization is no longer warranted due to herd effect from pediatric vaccination.
Dengvaxia’s Restrictive Indication Will Make Immunization Recommendations Difficult, ACIP Members Say
The need to screen individuals in dengue-endemic areas for prior infection before administering Sanofi’s vaccine will be difficult to operationalize, particularly in the absence of a reliable and rapid diagnostic, experts say; Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices working group aims for full committee vote on use recommendations in February 2020.
Complete response letter for Acacia’s Barhemsys is only rain on Oct. 5 approval parade.