India-made rotavirus vaccine in action
ROTAVAC®, one of two India-made rotavirus vaccines, was first introduced in India in 2016. The country is scaling up these new domestically produced vaccines as part of routine childhood immunization against the deadliest form of diarrhea.
ROTAVAC received World Health Organization prequalification in 2018, paving the way for global use. The Palestinian Ministry of Health is now using ROTAVAC in routine immunization, and several countries in Africa and Asia are planning to introduce ROTAVAC in 2019 and 2020.
These photos, taken in Assam, India by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), illustrate the lifesaving potential of this vaccine for young children in India and around the world.