Pentaxim® injection – A new 5-in-1 combination vaccine

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Abstract


This combination vaccine is indicated for active immunisation of infants from six weeks of age against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis and invasive infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (such as meningitis, septicaemia, cellulitis, arthritis, epiglottitis,
pneumopathy and osteomyelitis). The vaccine contains acellular pertussis and inactivated polio vaccine, both of which have been found to be effective and have a better side effect profile.

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