The Government of the Punjab will introduce rota-virus vaccine for the children below one year of age. The announcement came during a visit of joint mission of GAVI and World Bank to Punjab where they met Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The officials of UNICEF and Gates foundation as well attended the meetings. Rota will be the 10th vaccine to be introduced and it will be in 2 doses, which will help to reduce diarrhoea. According to the Punjab government, around 4,500 die annually due to diarrhoea. This is a great news for Punjab since this vaccine will help to reduce diarrhoea.