What is the importance of using Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines in India ?
1.These vaccines are effective against pneumonia as well as meningitis and sepsis.
2.Dependence on antibiotics that are not effective against drug-resistant bacteria can be reduced.
3.These vaccines have no side effects and cause no allergic reactions.
Select the correct answer using the code given below (2020)
a) 1 only
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 3 only
d) 1, 2 and 3
Pneumococcal pneumonia (Streptococcus pneumoniae) is the most common cause of severe pneumonia among children in the developing world. The fight against pneumonia-related deaths in children relies on prevention, protection and, when infections occur, on better treatment. PCV has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing incidence and severity of
pneumonia and other lower respiratory infections in children. Children must
receive all recommended doses in the vaccine schedule for maximum
protection. Vaccination is not intended to be used for treatment of active infection
All vaccination has some kind of side effects depending on the individual. Hence statement 3 is incorrect