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FDA Approves Combination Vaccine

Monday, 03 November 2008 18:55

The vaccine, called Pediarix, combines into one injection today's shots that protect against five different diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B and polio.

Until now, it has taken nine separate injections for babies to get that much protection. Pediarix requires only three shots staggered through the first six months of life.
-CNN.com