Countries approved for pentavalent vaccine

Pentavalent vaccine is innovative in that it immunises against five infectious diseases in one shot. GAVI has been able to make a long-term commitment to countries wanting to introduce pentavalent vaccine because a huge amount of IFFIm-generated resources has been spent on buying or securing the supply of pentavalent vaccine in 2006–2007.

This has had the knock-on effect of accelerating countries’ uptake of vaccines and especially Hib and hepatitis B vaccines.

By the end of 2007 pentavalent vaccine was being used or had been approved for introduction in 39 countries.


Data source: GAVI Alliance

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