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New vaccine available

THE Pneumococcal 13-valent Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13) is now available in Shenzhen. Infants in Pingshan between 6 weeks and 15 months can get vaccinated at community clinics in the city starting Thursday. Pneumococcal disease is one of the main causes of death in children below 5 years old across the globe, and around 30,000 children in China die of pneumococcal disease each year.