CDC Says New Vaccine Helping - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/18/09

CDC Says New Vaccine Helping

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It's tough to watch your baby getting a shot but a new CDC study shows that the newest one in the line-up is really helping keep those babies from returning to the hospital later.  It was actually in 2000, that doctors began routinely giving the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to babies. 

The vaccine protects against more than 80% of pneumonia related diseases that can show up in young children.  Now, a new study from the CDC indicates that the vaccine is making a difference with 35% fewer kids in the hospital with pneumonia today than before that vaccine was encouraged for babies.

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