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This will significantly help reduce the estimated 78,000 rotavirus-associated child deaths in the country.
The vaccine was introduced initially in four states – Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha — and is expected be expanded to the entire country in phases.
In 2015, just under 6 million children died globally, with more than 30 percent coming from South Asia.
However, India, a country that carries the highest burden of child pneumonia deaths globally, still has not introduced PCV into its national immunisation program.
Conversely in March 2016, India became one of the first South Asian countries to launch rotavirus vaccines in its national immunisation program.
In South Asia, they account for 15 percent and 9 percent of all under-five deaths respectively.
The most common cause of diarrhea is rotavirus, which claims the lives of more than 200,000 children each year and is responsible for nearly 40 percent of all diarrhea hospitalisations.