New Delhi: 25th February 2012
Delhi is soon going to include haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine as a part of the routine immunization programme for infants. It will secure babies against Hib infections — a leading cause of childhood bacterial meningitis, pneumonia, and other serious infections such as septicemia. While the state government’s free immunization programme has been for long giving DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) and hepatitis B vaccines, there has been no provision for Hib infections, which are almost entirely preventable with vaccine.
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