News from IVAC - May 2017

May 2017

India’s government announced introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

India’s government announced a much-anticipated decision to include the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) in the government’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP). The vaccine will protect children against severe forms of pneumococcal disease, such as pneumonia and meningitis—a major cause of illness and death in the country and around the world.

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