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FDA Approval of a Second Acellular Pertussis Vaccine for Use Among Infants and Young Children

FDA Approval of a Second Acellular Pertussis Vaccine for Use Among Infants and Young Children Abstract ON DECEMBER 30, 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics to distribute a combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) (ACEL-IMUNE®*)† for all five doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccination series administered to infants and children aged 6 weeks-6 years (before the seventh birthday). Since December 1991, ACEL-IMUNE® has been licensed for use as the fourth and fifth doses of the vaccination series among children aged 15 months-6 years who previously received three or four doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined with wholecell pertussis vaccine (DTP). ACEL-IMUNE® is the second acellular pertussis-containing vaccine to be licensed for use in infants in the United States.1 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics; and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that children routinely receive a series References 1. Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed, ACEL-IMUNE®, manufactured by Lederle Laboratories and distributed by Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics (Pearl River, New York). The acellular pertussis vaccine component is produced by Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan), and is combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids manufactured by Lederle Laboratories. 2. Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

FDA Approval of a Second Acellular Pertussis Vaccine for Use Among Infants and Young Children

JAMA , Volume 277 (10) – Mar 12, 1997

FDA Approval of a Second Acellular Pertussis Vaccine for Use Among Infants and Young Children

Abstract

Abstract ON DECEMBER 30, 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics to distribute a combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) (ACEL-IMUNE®*)† for all five doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccination series administered to infants and children aged 6 weeks-6 years (before the seventh birthday). Since December 1991, ACEL-IMUNE® has been licensed for use as the fourth and fifth...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1997.03540340017009
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Abstract

Abstract ON DECEMBER 30, 1996, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics to distribute a combined diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP) (ACEL-IMUNE®*)† for all five doses of the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccination series administered to infants and children aged 6 weeks-6 years (before the seventh birthday). Since December 1991, ACEL-IMUNE® has been licensed for use as the fourth and fifth doses of the vaccination series among children aged 15 months-6 years who previously received three or four doses of diphtheria and tetanus toxoids combined with wholecell pertussis vaccine (DTP). ACEL-IMUNE® is the second acellular pertussis-containing vaccine to be licensed for use in infants in the United States.1 The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); Committee on Infectious Diseases, American Academy of Pediatrics; and American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that children routinely receive a series References 1. Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed, ACEL-IMUNE®, manufactured by Lederle Laboratories and distributed by Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines and Pediatrics (Pearl River, New York). The acellular pertussis vaccine component is produced by Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd. (Osaka, Japan), and is combined with diphtheria and tetanus toxoids manufactured by Lederle Laboratories. 2. Use of trade names and commercial sources is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by the Public Health Service or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 12, 1997

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