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Introduction of pentavalent vaccine in India

Introduction of Haemophilus Influenza type B (HiB) containing pentavalent vaccines in the Universal Immunization Program (UIP) was a far sighted decision taken in 2009 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This decision was based on the recommendations of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and was aimed at reducing the burden of HiB related infections.

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