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Vaccines at birth come a step closer

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By Bob Holmes A SINGLE injection at birth may be all it will take to protect newborn babies from a variety of dangerous infections. Babies are particularly vulnerable during their first few weeks of life because their immature immune system cannot generate a strong response to invading bacteria and viruses. Now it seems that a gentle nudge to their immune system may be enough to make it fight off disease. Most vaccines do not produce lasting immunity in newborn babies. Instead,