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Significant Reduction In Life-Threatening Illness Anticipated As New Pneumococcal Vaccine Enters The Market

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April 21, 2000
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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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The Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of Prevnar, a new vaccine developed specifically for infants and toddlers, is expected to have a significant impact in the number of cases of pneumococcal infections – illnesses that can have devastating effects – according to Deborah Lehman, M.D., a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2000) ---- The Food and Drug Administration’s recent approval of a new vaccine developed specifically for infants and toddlers is expected to have a significant impact in the number of cases of pneumococcal infections – illnesses that can have devastating effects – according to Deborah Lehman, M.D., a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases.


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Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2000, April 21). Significant Reduction In Life-Threatening Illness Anticipated As New Pneumococcal Vaccine Enters The Market. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/04/000403183703.htm
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