Thursday, March 27, 2014

India Vaccine News - Now Chicken Pox Vaccine running short !

As of March 2014, both the available Chicken Pox vaccines in India, namely Varivax (VHB Pharma) & arilrix (GSK) are running short and presently not available at least anywhere in Chandigarh. The stockist claim that further stocks are likely to become available in the next 10-15 days.
Given the fact that Chicken Pox is generally a mild disease in children, the lack of availability is not a major concern, however the trend of vaccine shortage is a cause of concern, and can play havoc with children's vaccination schedule. This can lead to confusion in parents, and even missed vaccines in children leading to serious illnesses.

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