VS urges scrapping pentavalent vaccine
Administration of pentavalent vaccine in the state should be stopped immediately, leader of opposition V.S.Achuthanandan demanded.
The former Kerala chief minister said here that ever since the statewide campaign to administer this vaccine started in December 2011, 18 infant deaths have been reported till now.
He added that when this vaccine was launched globally, there was a controversy over its commercial interests.
Incidentally, Kerala became the first state in the country to introduce pentavalent vaccine in its immunisation programme Dec 14, 2011.
At the time of the launch the state health department had said that this vaccine has been used in the private sector for many years and it was found to be the safest one.