The vaccine is meant to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough,
polio and bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b,
or Hib. Hib disease can cause meningitis, pneumonia and arthritis.
approved, the vaccine could eliminate seven of the 23 federally
recommended injections children now must endure through age 18 months,
according to Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines business of Paris-based
Sanofi-Aventis. The vaccine would be given in four doses, at 2 months,
4 months and 6 months and finally at 15 months to 18 months.
There still some questions to be resolved about the efficacy of one of the vaccine's components though....
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