Pentacel® shortage

The CDC recently updated the shortages and delays page of their website with information related to Pentacel (DTaP-IPV/Hib). The update indicates that while Sanofi Pasteur is experiencing a manufacturing delay related to the combination vaccine, single antigen vaccines are available in sufficient quantities. The shortage is expected to extend through the second half of the year.

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CMV website

The CDC recently updated their cytomegalovirus (CMV)-dedicated website to ensure consistency with CMV prevention practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

The healthcare provider information includes a section related to congenital CMV.

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