India likely to soon get world’s first dengue vaccine
NEW DELHI: French drugmaker Sanofi has applied for regulatory approval of the world’s first dengue vaccine in India, the company’s spokesperson said on Thursday, raising hopes of its availability in the country where 90,000 people were afflicted by the disease this year.
The vaccine, branded as Dengvaxia, was approved for use in Mexico on Wednesday. However, it is yet to be cleared for use on children below nine years. “Sanofi Pasteur is in contact with the local Indian authorities to assess the best registration pathway for our vaccine. The results of the India study… will also support licensure application in India,” the company’s spokesperson said.
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