Sanofi Pasteur launches 6-in-1 vaccine for kids

A logo is seen in front of the entrance at the headquarters French drugmaker Sanofi in Paris October 30, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

Sanofi Pasteur has launched a paediatric 6-in-1 vaccine which provides protection to infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age against six major childhood diseases in India.

The Hexaxim vaccine provides protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenza B and hepatitis B, Sanofi Pasteur, the global business unit of pharma major Sanofi, said in a statement.

Sanofi Pasteur India, Nepal and Sri Lanka Country Head Jean-Pierre Baylet said, “Hexaxim brings to life Sanofi Pasteur’s mission to improve human health by developing superior innovative vaccination solutions against infectious diseases.”

“Given the large influx of patients met by pediatricians in India, Hexaxim will offer convenience and ensure consistency in administering the right dose of each antigen every single time,” he added.

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