Centre orders 3.7 million doses of diarrhea vaccine that doesn’t need refrigeration

Jyoti Shelar from the Hindu writes that the Central government has placed an order for 37 lakh doses of a rotavirus vaccine that promises to beat heat issues and requires no refrigeration. The vaccine, set to be launched in the country in August by Pune-based vaccine maker Serum Institute of India, has undergone clinical trials in India and Africa. Its heat-stable attribute will help it reach remote corners of the country without damage due to power outages and lack of cold storage facilities.

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