PHARMAC plans switch back to broader pneumococcal vaccine, following surge in deadly disease cases


21 September 2022 - PHARMAC plans to give all babies access to a broader pneumococcal vaccine from December, after a surge in preventable cases of the potentially deadly disease.

The drug buying agency has released a consultation proposal to give all infants three doses of the 13 strain PCV13 vaccine, in place of the current 10 strain version PCV10. The regime would change on December 1.

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