Pakistan

More than 9.4 million children vaccinated against typhoid fever in Sindh

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4 December 2019 – A historical milestone has been successfully achieved in Pakistan with the vaccination in Sindh Province of more than 9.4 million children aged from 9 months to 15 years against typhoid fever, with a coverage rate of 95%. Pakistan is the first country in the world to introduce the World Health Organization (WHO)-recommended typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into its routine immunization programme. This measure will contribute to the control of the extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever outbreak in the province, where more than 11,000 cases have been reported since November 2016.

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Pakistan introduces typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into routine immunization schedule in world first

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20 November 2019 – Pakistan has become the first country to introduce the World Health Organization recommended typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into its routine immunization schedule.

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    Pakistan introduces typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into routine immunization schedule in world first

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