This week, the FDA approved and the CDC has recommended the use of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13™ for healthy kids children age 2-59 months. The new shot prevents invasive pneumococcal disease from 13 different kinds of pneumonia germs. It also prevents many germs that cause middle ear infections and some kinds of meningitis. It’s also exciting that it now covers something called the 19A serotype, which is the fastest growing serotype for invasive pneumococcal disease, and particularly impacts Native American children. You can see more on the FDA website.
New Earache & Pneumonia Shot
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Very informative. It’s good to see the preventative steps being taken to protect our children. Thank you.