Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV):

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Issues related to Health.   Context: The government has launched a nationwide expansion of Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) as a part of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. It was for the first time in the country that PCV would be available for universal use. PCV13 …