New Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Against Pneumonia Launched (Download PDF)

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Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Image of the Pneumonia Vaccines

Image of the Pneumonia vaccines


  • The vaccine is a part of government’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP).
  • The vaccine protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.
  • The need for use of vaccines to protect children against diseases that are vaccine preventable.
  • No child should die in the country from vaccine preventable diseases is the goal and commitment of our government
  • Strengthening routine immunization is an essential investment in India’s children and will ensures a healthy future of the country.
  • The vaccine will be administered under routine immunization programme.
  • In India, more than 1 lakh children die of pneumonia every year.
  • The vaccine will provide protection against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria
  • This is the twelfth disease for which the Health Ministry has launched a vaccine
  • The vaccine Pneumococcal Conjugate protects against Streptococcus pneumonia and diseases such as

    • Pneumonia
    • Ear infections
    • Sinus infections
    • Meningitis
  • PCV was first introduced in 2000.
  • The whole of Himachal Pradesh as well as six districts of Uttar Pradesh and seventeen districts of Bihar will be covered under the first phase of the immunization programme.


  • Pneumonia is caused by inflammation of the airspaces in the lungs.
  • It is most commonly due to an infection
  • Pneumonia is due to infections caused
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Image of the Causes of Pneumonia

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Symptom of Pneumonia:

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Image of the Symptom of Pneumonia

Image of the Symptom of pneumonia

- Published/Last Modified on: May 21, 2017


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