U.S. CDC recommends expanded use of Pfizer vaccine

(Reuters) – An advisory committee for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday voted to recommended expanded use of Pfizer Inc’s Prevnar 13 vaccine to include adults 19 and older with compromised immune systems due to conditions such as HIV infection, cancer and advanced kidney disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)favored the expanded use by a vote of 14-0 with one abstention, the CDC said. Prevnar 13, one of Pfizer’s most important products, prevents pneumococcal pneumonia or invasive disease. …
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