Pneumococcal vaccine to be provided free of cost to children in Gujarat from today

Pneumococcal vaccine to be provided free of cost to children in Gujarat from today

Doses of pneumococcal vaccine will be given in Gandhinagar district

72 thousand children of the district will be vaccinated from today

Children will be vaccinated on the occasion of Mamata Day

While the Gujarat government is constantly concerned about the health of children after the Koro epidemic, pneumococcal vaccine protecting against pneumonia will be given to children in the capital Gandhinagar from today.

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Notably, pneumococcal disease is caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus pneumoniae, which is most often the main cause of bacterial pneumonia in children under five years of age.

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72 thousand children of Gandhinagar will be vaccinated

Vaccines will be given to 72 thousand children in Gandhinagar district today as part of Mamata Day celebrations. The vaccine will be given in all government hospitals in the district.

What are Pneumococcus bacteria?

Pneumococcus bacteria are capable of affecting many parts of the body. Apart from pneumonia, these bacteria can lead to serious illnesses such as meningitis, blood infections or bacteremia, sinusitis, ear infections, etc. Ignoring the disease often puts the child’s life at risk. Therefore, it is important to give the child this vaccine to protect it against these bacteria.


What are the benefits?

Mortality will decrease in children under 5 years of age

Will prevent pneumococcal disease

In 2010, 1,05,000 children died

ગુજરાતીમાં વાંચવા માટે અહિ ક્લિક કરો

Pneumococcal pneumonia in India killed about 1,05,000 children under the age of five in 2010 and about 53,000 in 2015.


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