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New vaccine protects kids against six diseases

Posted at 12:45 PM, Dec 27, 2018

The FDA has approved a new vaccine that protects children against six diseases.

Vaxelis is designed to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis and Hib, a type of bacteria that causes serious illness.

It is approved for children between six weeks and four-years-old.

The vaccine was developed jointly by drugmakers Sanofi and Merck.

It will not be available to the public until 2020 or later.