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FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older

FDA Approves Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine) for Adults Ages 18 Years or Older First approval of a conjugate vaccine that helps protect against 20 serotypes responsible for the majority of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia,1,2,3,4,5,6,7 including seven responsible for 40% of pneumococcal disease cases and deaths in the U.S. Helps protect against more serotypes… Read More »

Vertex Announces U.S. FDA Approval for Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) in Children With Cystic Fibrosis Ages 6 through 11 With Certain Mutations

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 9, 2021– Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved expanded use of Trikafta (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) to include children with cystic fibrosis (CF) ages 6 through 11 years who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene or a… Read More »

CDC panel recommends Pfizer COVID-19 shots for children ages 12-15

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s committee of vaccine experts unanimously recommended that children ages 12 to 15 get Pfizer’s two-dose coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for shots to go into arms as soon as Thursday. Fourteen members voted to approve the expanded authorizations, while one person abstained from the vote. While the Food… Read More »