Shortage In U.S. Forces Cutback In Prevnar Vaccine

Published: Mar 03, 2004

U.S. health officials on Tuesday asked doctors to further reduce the number of vaccine doses given to protect infants against meningitis and deadly blood infections, in order to stretch out a short supply. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reluctantly recommended that doctors cut back their doses to two per child until supplies of the vaccine, Prevnar, are sufficient to return to the full schedule of four.

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