FDA signs off on new six-in-one vaccine for children

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FDA signs off on new six-in-one vaccine for children. Nydia Han reports during Action News at 7 a.m. on December 30, 2018.

The FDA has signed off on a new vaccine that could mean fewer shots for your little one in the future.

The government agency has given the green light to a combination vaccine that would cover Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Polio, and Meningitis.

The six-in-one vaccine would be called "Vaxelis."

It would mean that children between the ages of six weeks and five-years-old would need just three doses to be fully immunized.

The earliest this new vaccine will be offered is the year 2020.

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