July 16, 2007 / 12:52 PM / 12 years ago

Merck vaccines adopted in kids immunization plan

NEW YORK, July 16 (Reuters) - Merck & Co. (MRK.N) said on Monday its new vaccines Gardasil and Rotateq have been adopted by all projects under a U.S. government immunization program for children.

Rotateq is used against rotavirus, while Gardasil is for the prevention of cervical cancer.

Merck said the two vaccines have been adopted by all 55 U.S.-based immunization projects of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vaccines for Children program.

(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf)

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