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Gardasil Adopted By Vaccines For Children Program's 55 Immunization Projects

Merck's human papillomavirus vaccine Gardasil has been adopted by all 55 of CDC's Vaccines for Children Program immunization projects, the company announced Monday, Reuters reports (Krawskopf, Reuters, 7/16). VFC provides no-cost immunizations to children ages nine to 18 covered by Medicaid, Alaska Native and American Indian children, and some uninsured and underinsured children (Kaiser Daily Women's Health Policy Report, 5/8).

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Vaccine Study To Help Prevent Most Common Viral Causes Of Childhood Respiratory Illness

MedImmune is dosing at-risk children six months to 24 months of age in a Phase 1 trial of a vaccine designed to help prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and parainfluenza virus type 3 (PIV-3) infections.

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