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Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine

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    16th Jul, 2020
  • The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the first indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine.
  • The vaccine was developed by Serum Institute of India.
  • The Pneumococcal Polysaccharide vaccine protects against 23 types of pneumococcal bacteria.
  • It helps to prevent invasive infections such as bacteraemia and meningitis.
  • In India, the Pneumococcal vaccination programme has been launched in five states namely Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

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