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12/9/22
CDC expands updated COVID-19 vaccines to include children ages 6 months through 5 years 
12/8/22
FDA authorizes updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines for children down to 6 months of age
11/18/22
ACIP recommends Priorix (GSK) as an additional option to prevent MMR according to existing vaccine recommendations and off-label uses, US, 2022 
11/14/22
Updated Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) for smallpox/monkeypox vaccine (Jynneos) released 
11/11/22
ACIP interim recommendations for the use of bivalent booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines, US October 2022
10/19/22
CDC allows those 18 years and older option to receive a Novavax monovalent booster instead of an updated (bivalent) Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna booster if they have completed primary series vaccination but have not previously received a COVID-19 booster.
10/19/22
FDA issues EUA for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine to provide a first booster dose to individuals 18 years of age and older for whom an FDA-authorized mRNA bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine is not accessible or clinically appropriate, and to individuals 18 years of age and older who elect to receive the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine
10/12/22
CDC recommends expanding the use of updated (bivalent) COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 11 years) to children ages 5 through 11 years. 
10/12/22
FDA amends EUAs to authorize bivalent formulations of the vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech for children ages 5 through 11 years, Moderna for children and adolescents ages 6 through 17 years) for use as a single booster dose two months after a primary series or booster dose. 
10/7/22
FDA approves Boostrix (GSK) as first vaccine specifically for use during third trimester pregnancy to prevent whooping cough in infants younger than two months of age.  Boostrix is already indicated for booster immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis in those 10 years and over and previously been approved for use in pregnancy to protect the mother.
9/30/22
ACIP recommendation for the use of cholera (Vaxchora, Emergent Biosolutions) vaccine
9/16/22
ACIP recommends use of PCV15 as an option for pneumococcal vaccination for children under 19 years of age, using currently recommended PCV13 dosing and schedules 
9/13/22
US joins list of 30 countries that meet WHO criteria for circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) 
9/1/22
CDC recommends the first updated COVID-19 booster (bivalent booster) 
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