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Universal Immunisation Programme Gets a New Vaccine

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  February 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM Research News   - G J E 4
The parliament has been informed of a new vaccine which has been included under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) in the past three years.
 Universal Immunisation Programme Gets a New Vaccine
Universal Immunisation Programme Gets a New Vaccine
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"Based on the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), one new vaccine - haemohilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine as Pentavalent vaccine combination (DPT+Hib+Hepatitis B) has been included under UIP in the past three years," Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

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Haemohilus influenzae type b will help in the treatment of diseases like meningitis and pneumonia.

"NTAGI is the apex advisory body set up by the government to make recommendations on issues related to immunisation and introduction of new vaccines. Currently, no recommendation of NTAGI is pending," added Azad.

The other vaccines being administered are diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (DPT), polio, measles, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), hepatitis B and Japanese encephalitis (JE) in endemic districts.

Source: IANS
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