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India To Try Vaccines To Protect Kids Against Meningitis, Pneumonia

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Indian authorities plan to introduce a pair of vaccines aimed at protecting children against meningitis and bacterial pneumonia. The health ministry said it plans a pilot project to focus on those diseases while stepping up its efforts against measles. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation recommended children be given a pneumococcal vaccine that protects against meningitis as well, so the drug is to be introduced in an Indian state with a high mortality rate, according to sources. (Click here for more

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