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Watch: Indian Typhoid Vaccine in More Countries

April 5, 2018, 1:56 AM IST India India

India's homegrown typhoid conjugate vaccine, the first of its kind worldwide, has moved one step closer to entering countries with high disease burdens of typhoid. Typbar-TCV has been developed by Bharat Biotech, a Hyderabad-based company. Unlike its predecessors, it can be administered to children as young as six months. Older vaccines could only be given to children above the age of two, leaving infants vulnerable to the disease.