FDA experts give thumbs up to Pentacel

An expert panel for the FDA has concluded that Pentacel, a five-in-one vaccine made by Sanofi-Pasteur, is safe and effective. The injection is designed to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus influenzae Type B. The group did recommend follow-up studies in the event that the FDA formally approves the jab. The vaccine could replace seven of the 23 injections received by children.

- see this release on Pentacel
- here's the AP report for more information