Why is Cuba developing a new pneumococcal vaccine?

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Granma

The new vaccine is another guarantee of the well-being of Cuban children. Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus

The mere fact of being able to tell Cuban families that a new, effective and safe Cuban pneumococcal vaccine will soon be available, work on which has been advancing since 2006, is already more than just “good news.”

It’s a comforting thought, “after so many years of development of this vaccine candidate, which includes seven serotypes in a single vaccine and, therefore, it is as if we were developing seven vaccines in one. This singularity has made preclinical demonstrations, the pharmaceutical development and clinical demonstration more complex,”…

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