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Cervical cancer vaccine in the Indian population: Current trends and challenges ahead

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in Indian women. Vaccination remains the method of choice for its primary prevention. Several studies, all over world have reported the excellent efficacy and safety of the currently available HPV vaccine. But there are certain barriers for vaccination in India, like… 

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Oral cholera vaccine Shanchol is a low-cost option in India

Download the free patient handout PDF near the end of this article! Shanchol, an Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) that is devoid of subunit B, was recently licensed in India in 2009 and WHO-prequalified in 2011. Shanchol, India’s first OCV, is produced by Shantha Biotechnics, and as of May 2012, it… 

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No increase in intussusception after RotaTeq immunization

Infants given RotaTeq, a rotavirus vaccine, had no increased risk of intussusception after immunization compared with infants not given RotaTeq, according to the 4-year Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) study. The multiple-site study, conducted in the United States and published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association,… 

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