HIB Vaccine important for India.
In a latest research, researchers found that Hib vaccine is linked with better health, cognition, and schooling outcomes in Indian children. The study was conducted by The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), the University of California, Riverside and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
" The researchers studied the relation between Hib vaccination status and anthropometric, cognitive, and schooling outcomes among the children of India. They examined Z-scores of height- for-age (HAZ) and BMI-for-age (BMIZ), percentage scores of English, mathematics, reading, and Peabody Picture Vocabulary tests, and highest schooling grade attainment. They did this study among 1,824 Hib-vaccinated and unvaccinated children. "
The results of the study showed that the vaccination given before the age of six years improved long-term health, cognition, and schooling outcomes among children in India. This improvement will also lead to economic gain.