ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 Orlando) - Dr. Matthew Knight is a father of three and knows that kids don't just get a couple vaccinations as they grow up.
"It's much more like 15 to 20, or more," he said.
Soon though, kids will be able to get protection from six different diseases through one vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved Vaxelis, which will protect against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, hepatitis B, and Haemophilus influenzae type B.
"It cuts down on cost. It makes it easy for families and children. It's less intimidating and scary," Dr. Knight said.
The FDA said Vaxelis is given in a 3-dose series, between six weeks and four years of age. Because it protects against six diseases, it means your child has to get fewer shots.
"The easier we can make it to get these critical vaccines done for young children, the better for all of our health," Knight added.
Vaxelis, developed by Sanofi and Merck, will not be available in the United States before 2020.