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New vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease

MedExpress Team


Published June 27, 2022 13:04

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 15-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in infants and children.

MSD's newly approved vaccine is the first pneumococcal conjugate vaccine approved in almost a decade.

Clinical data on which the approval decision is based demonstrated an equivalent immune response for all serotypes common to the 13-valent (PCV13) vaccine after a four-dose series and better responses against the important serotype 3 and the unique 22F and 33F serotypes compared to from PCV13.

The new vaccine is currently indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive disease caused by Streptococcus pneumo...

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