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A new meningitis vaccine for Africa

The new meningococcal A conjugate vaccine begins its journey to Africa.
Serum Institute of India Ltd.

Making the vaccine at an affordable price for Africa

From 2002-2004, the Meningitis Vaccine Project looked for a vaccine manufacturer willing to make a conjugate vaccine at a price less than US$ 0.50 per dose. The manufacturer selected to produce the vaccine was the Serum Institute of India Ltd, a leading manufacturer of measles vaccine and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccines.

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