A vaccine that is already approved for use on children may soon be expanded to adults, and it could help cut in to one of the deadliest infections humans face.  All that stands in the way is final FDA approval.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon has details in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

A vaccine that fights 13 forms of bacteria, including pneumonia and meningitis, is up for approval for adults by the FDA. 

A committee overwhelmingly approved the Prevnar 13 vaccine this week, and the final decision will be made in January.  The vaccine is under accelerated approval because it represents an unmet medical need.  An expansion to adults could mean decreasing the biggest cause of death in the senior population.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.