Tag: Typhoid

Pakistan becomes the first country to introduce a vaccine against drug resistant typhoid

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce the typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) into its routine immunization program. According to a press release the government of Pakistan is launching the vaccine in Sindh in response to an outbreak of typhoid in November 2016. The phased introduction will begin with a two week campaign targeting 10.1 million children under 15 years of age.