India gets its first 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)India gets its first 6-in-1 pediatric vaccine (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images)
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of French pharmaceutical companySanofi launched six-in-one vaccine designed for the infantsto protect them against six diseases, which includes polio.

The vaccine, called Hexaxim, is introduced especially for the infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age. This will also provide protection against the mentioned major diseases: Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza B and Hepatitis B.

“We are very excited and proud to introduce India’s first six-in-one combination pediatric vaccine,” Jean-Pierre Baylet, Country Head – Sanofi Pasteur India, Nepal and Sri-Lanka, said in a statement.

With a motive to reduce administration time and the number of injection that children receive, this innovative vaccine has been introduced. “Hexaxim today protects infants in more than 60 countries, with over 20 million doses distributed worldwide,” Sanofi Pasteur said