Vaccine shortfall may mean extra shot for youngsters

Manufacturing problems are interrupting production of Merck's ProQuad vaccine, which protects children against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox. As a result, Merck is recommending injections with two vaccines to cover all four diseases. ProQuad is not expected to be available from July until year's end, and 2008 supplies are in question, a Merck spokeswoman said.

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