CDC approves new pneumonia vaccine for children - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


CDC approves new pneumonia vaccine for children


By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – A new pneumonia vaccine approved for young children has the potential to significantly lower the number of cases we see now.  Researchers at the CDC are now recommending all children ages two to five receive what's called the PCV-13 vaccine, which prevents thirteen different strains of pneumonia.

The current vaccine isn't nearly as complete, experts predict more than two-thirds of the cases in 2007 would have been prevented if those children had been protected by the new PCV vaccine.

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