Q:

Does pcv1 covers in govt. penta vaccine any one having idea ?? or it should be taken in privaye hosp?? is it necessary to have it as im leaving to New Zealand after 2 mnths..



Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

A pentavalent vaccine is a combined vaccine with five individual vaccines conjugated into one, intended to actively protect people from 5 potentially deadly diseases. The main example is a vaccine that protects against haemophilus influenza typeB , whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis b and diphtheria..
PCV is pneumococcal conjugate vaccine which targets streptococcus pneumoniae..
hence it is given...

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