U.S. Advisory Panel Stops Short of Broad Recommendations for Two Common Vaccines

June 26, 2019

(STAT News) – An expert group that provides guidance on U.S. vaccine policy on Wednesday recommended that decisions on the use of two vaccines — one against bacteria that cause pneumonia and one against human papillomavirus — be left to patients and their doctors, stopping short of blanket recommendations from the panel itself. The decisions by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices came as a disappointment to the vaccine manufacturers. But they also keep both products on the official vaccine schedule and covered by health insurance.