EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) , एक शॉट में 6 असाध्य रोगों से एक साथ प्रतिरक्षा देने के लिए एक नया कुशल टीका है

EasySix (ईज़ीसिक्स) का लॉन्च वैक्सीन उद्योग में एक बड़ा कदम है। इससे पहले, बाजार में उपलब्ध एक ही टीका (हेक्सैक्सिम) था, जिससे एक ही शॉट में 6 रोगों से लड़ने के लिए क्षमता मिलती है।  लेकिन यह टीका बहुत महंगा है । ईजीसिक्स एक असरदार सस्ता विकल्प है और इसके बाद डीटीपीपी के संयोजन वैक्सीन … Read more

Why is the Measles vaccine given at 9 months? Is measles a common disease that early in life?

Measles is a highly contagious disease; spread by breathing, coughing or sneezing the viral infected respiratory droplets and direct contact with the diseased patient. Before the vaccines came into existence, more than 90% children used to be infected with this deadly viral disease. Measles can be severe with complications like Pneumonia and Encephalitis, which can … Read more

Flu vaccine update 2017-18

Influenza vaccine composition needs to be changed each year after evaluating the genetic composition of circulating Influenza virus strains at that time. Influenza viruses continuously evolve and vaccine needs to be “smarter” each year to provide effective immunity against flu. WHO recommends the revised ingredients of the Influenza virus vaccine each year, based on the … Read more

Why do we need to give Polio vaccine to children every year till the age of 5?

Polio virus is a very infectious virus which spreads through fecal to oral route in countries where sanitation facilities are poor. Wild polio virus gains entry inside a susceptible child through fecal contaminated food. Virus then multiplies in the intestine of the infected child, who keep shedding it continuously through feces and in between can … Read more