Two new vaccines prompt overhaul of child schedule

Mayor, Susan
February 2006
Pulse;2/9/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p1
The article announces the addition of pneumococcal vaccination to the childhood schedule as part of a major overhaul of the immunization program by the Department of Health in Great Britain. Infants will be given three doses of the pneumococcal vaccine in the first two years of life. According to physician George Kassianos, the addition of pneumococcal vaccination to the schedule was urgently needed and would be welcomed by general practitioners.


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