What is the cost of PCV vaccine?

What is the price of PCV vaccine?

1600/dose for 10-valent vaccine and Rs. 3200/dose for the 13-valent vaccine.

What is the price of PCV vaccine in India?

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine is imported and sold in India by Pfizer and GSK. While the Pfizer vaccine Prevener 13 is sold at Rs 3,801 per dose, GSK vaccine Synflorix is sold at Rs 2,195 per dose, making them the costliest vaccine in the child immunisation schedule.

What is PCV vaccine India?

Pneumonia is a leading cause of vaccine-preventable illness and death among children under-5 years old in India. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) that India will introduce provides protection against more than 2/3 of all the disease-causing strains.

Is PCV vaccine necessary in India?

India is now introducing the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) into its national immunization program, which is recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for all countries, especially those with under-five mortality rates over 50 per 1000 live births5.

Which pneumonia vaccine should I get first?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that pneumococcal vaccine-naïve people who will be receiving both PCV13 and PPSV23 should receive PCV13 first, followed by PPSV23 8 weeks later if they have a high-risk condition or one year later if they are 65 years and older without a high risk …

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At what age is PCV vaccine given?

Vaccination with single dose of PCV vaccine may be considered in children aged 2–5 y. Pneumococcal vaccination in not recommended in children aged 5 and above.