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8 HOURS AGO - Associated Press

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Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to give it routinely to teens and college students.

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10 HOURS AGO - Health Canal

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10 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pfizer, Novartis say meningitis vaccine scope too narrow

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee on Thursday recommended meningitis B vaccines for people at high risk aged 10 to 25, a population that Pfizer Inc and Novartis criticized as too narrow. Pfizer's Trumenba, like Novartis' new vaccine Bexsero, recently won U.S. marketing approval to treat the "B" strain of the deadly bacterium in that ...

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10 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Big U.S. majority favors mandatory vaccinations: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Alistair Bell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This version of the Feb. 24 story corrects the percentage of people who think parents should be allowed to choose whether to vaccinate their children, to 43 for and 48 against, instead of 38 and 44, in third to last paragraph) A large majority of Americans favor mandatory vaccinations of children, a Reuters/Ipsos poll ...

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11 HOURS AGO - MSNBC

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Panel Advises Sparing Use of New Meningitis B Vaccines

Two new meningitis vaccines just approved should only be used for vulnerable people and during outbreaks and not be given routinely, a panel says.

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