Pneumococcal vaccination programme launched for children in J&K

Srinagar, May 15 (ANI): Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Department of Jammu and Kashmir on May 15 launched an immunisation programme for the children in the union territory. The parents of children actively participated in the drive and welcomed the initiative supported by the Government of India under the universal immunisation programme. Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) was launched in May 2017 for reducing infant mortality and morbidity caused by pneumococcal pneumonia. It has already been introduced in Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, 19 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 18 districts of Rajasthan.