New Vaccine - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/07/05

New Vaccine

Little kids today will have one less shot to fuss about at the doctor's office. The Food and Drug Administration has approved a vaccine that protects against four childhood diseases with one shot.

You know for some time, kids have gotten one shot to fight measles, mumps, and Rubella, but they had to get another vaccine to protect against Chicken Pox. Now, all four vaccinations are combined in one stick, called Pro-Quad. Merck and Company is already distributing the new vaccine to doctors nationwide, and it will be available to kids from 12 months to 12 years old.

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