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Rotavirus Vaccine launched in Meghalaya


Rotavirus Vaccine launched in Meghalaya

Shillong: Meghalaya’s Mission Director National Health Mission,  Pravin Bakshi on Friday launched the Rotavirus Vaccine (RVV) in the State.

Bakshi said the RVV will be now be added to the routine immunization programme in Meghalaya.

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“This will provide protection against severe diarrhoea caused by Rotavirus.  Rotavirus is a highly contagious virus and it is the most common organism that causes diarrhoea in children which may lead to hospitalization and
death,” he said.

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It may also be mentioned that the 1st dose of RVV was administered on  August 13, 2019 at the Ganesh Das Government Maternal and Child Health  Hospital, Shillong.

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Source: UNI

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