5-in-1 Vaccine to Each Child in Telangana Free-of-Cost

kcr-bioThe Telangana government has included 5-in-1 vaccine manufactured by Biological E Ltd in its immunization programme. The company announced it today at an event marked with the presence of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao in Hyderabad.

The vaccine will be administered to all the children in the state, as a part of the immunization programme.

The company informed that its Pentavalent vaccine received pre-qualification approval from the World Health Organisation. It has also informed that more than 100 million children across the globe have been vaccinated Pentavalent till date.

Pentavalent is a strong immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis or whooping cough, pneumonia caused by haemophilus influenza type b Bacteria (Hib) and Hepatitis B or white jaundice.

The Managing Director of Biological E, Mahima Datla said, “Thousands of children in Telangana are exposed to the risk of deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

The Telangana Government’s endeavour is to increase health access to underprivileged children, and this vaccine will be available free of cost to all children through the immunisation programme.”

Medaram Jathara

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