Sanofi Pasteur India announced the launch of Tetraxim® (DTaP-IPV). The booster vaccine is indicated
for preschoolers and provides protection against four major diseases – Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio.
Tetraxim® combines four vaccines into one, thus reducing the number of injections, increasing comfort and improving vaccination compliance for children and reducing parental anxiety.
As immunity against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis wanes over time, it is important to ensure necessary protection by being up to date with booster vaccinations.
A vaccine containing full-dose antigens stimulates adequate immune response with better tolerability.
This ensures preschoolers receive the right vaccine with the appropriate antigen content at the right time and have sustained protection against disease.
With Tetraxim®, Sanofi Pasteur currently protects school children in more than 100 countries, with 63 million doses distributed worldwide.
Annapurna Das, COUNTRY HEAD, INDIA, Sanofi Pasteur said, “Booster vaccines are designed to boost the immunity acquired during prior vaccination. It works as a reminder for a child’s immune system and can also stop the spread of infection to their siblings and grandparents, making it important to maintain vaccination schedules of preschoolers.”
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics, an association of Indian pediatricians, recommends fulldose DTaP for preschoolers.
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