FDA Approves 5 In 1 Vaccine For Infants, Children

June 26, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new 5 in 1 vaccine for infants and children.  This will help reduce the number of vaccine shots they have go through as they get older..Boston (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the approval of a new 5 in 1 vaccine for infants and children. This will help reduce the number of vaccine shots they have go through as they get older.

Within the first 18 months of their life, with the current vaccine schedule, an infant will receive a total of 23 shots to be fully protected from a variety of diseases.

This is going to be greatly reduced though thanks to the new 5 in 1 vaccine, Pentacel.

Pantacel, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur, protect children from influenza type B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, as well as poliomyelitis.

The FDA has approved it for use in infants and children aged 6 weeks to 4-years old.


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