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JAN 08, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer wins EU approval to expand use of Prevenar to children

(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Tuesday said the European Commission has approved expanding the use of Prevenar 13, its pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, to older children and adolescents 6 to 17 years old. The vaccine protects against the potentially fatal effects of pneumococcal disease, a group of illnesses caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, also known as pneumococcus. Children in this age group who have not previously received Prevenar 13 may receive a single dose of the vaccine, Pfizer said. ...

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