China Adds Eight Vaccines To Bring To 15 Number In National Campaign
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
China is adding another eight vaccines to its national immunization drive, now covering free shots against 15 infectious diseases. Considered the world's largest vaccination effort, the Chinese effort's newly added vaccines include four formulated for children. The rest of the 14 vaccines to be used are aimed at people considered especially susceptible to certain epidemics. The newly added vaccines are intended to protect against hepatitis A and an epidemic of cerebrospinal meningitis. The plan is to have more than 90 percent of the nation's children vaccinated within two years. (Click here for more
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