Sanofi-Pasteur launches 4-in-1 booster vaccine DTaP-IPV in India

Sanofi-Pasteur launches 4-in-1 booster vaccine DTaP-IPV in India

Sanofi Pasteur, India, has launched a 4-in-1 booster vaccine DTaP-IPV (Tetraxim) indicated against – Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus and Polio, to be administered to preschoolers in India.

DTaP-IPV is an inactivated poliomyelitis containing combination vaccine. 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. The new vaccine contains full-dose antigens that can stimulate adequate immune response with better tolerability, said the company.

“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.”  said, Annapurna Das, Country Head, INDIA, Sanofi Pasteur.