On October 11, two children died in Kashmir after receiving the Pentavalent vaccine, taking to six the total deaths there in one week and to eight the deaths over the last three weeks. These deaths come on the heels of a press release from the health ministry on October 10 that a committee that looked into the 15 deaths in Kerala after vaccinations has said they were not caused by the vaccine but were coincidental deaths. The press release also announced that the Pentavalent vaccine is to be rolled out nationwide. A week earlier, another ministry spokesperson had admitted there had been 29 deaths all over the country following the vaccine. The figure has now ballooned to 37. READ MORE…
By the end of 2013, with GAVI (Bill & Melinda Gates) support, pentavalent vaccine will have reached a projected 200 million children in 72 developing countries.
Since GAVI first launched the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine in Guyana in 2001, it has helped introduce it to 70 of the 73 GAVI-eligible countries, with the aim of reaching all 73 by the end of 2014. GAVI is now committed to immunising a further 224 million children with pentavalent vaccine by 2015. – See more at: http://www.gavialliance.org/support/nvs/pentavalent/#sthash.elrAIH5Z.dpuf