I swear, the FDA hates kids. Don't fall for it people. Five vaccines in one shot is NOT a good thing.
FDA approves combination vaccine that may protect children from five ailments, reduce shots.The UPI (6/24) reports that the "Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed a vaccine against five childhood ailments in a single dose." Sanofi Pasteur's Pentacel (DTaP vaccine) vaccine, the "first five-in-one pediatric combination vaccine," is "approved for use in infants and children six weeks through four years of age." The vaccine provides protection "against invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenza type b, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and poliomyelitis."
Presently, "children in the United States receive up to 23 injections by the time they're 18 months old, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," noted HealthDay (6/23) in its Health Highlights section. But the "use of Pentacel could reduce that number of shots by as many as seven, said Wayne Pisano, president and chief executive officer of Sanofi Pasteur."
We are a nurse/pharmacist couple. We used to blindly trust, but no more. We no longer believe the FDA cares at all about our child. And believe me, it won't care about your child either if they suffer an adverse reaction to the "wonderful" new combo vax.