Three Influenza Vaccines Are Optimal For Adults 65 And Older, CDC Panel Votes
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.
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