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Cuban President congratulates creators of new children’s vaccine

Havana, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel today congratulated the scientific team of the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) that developed the injectable Quimi-Vio vaccine against respiratory diseases.

In his profile on X social network, the president wrote: “Cuban science has done it again: we have a new vaccine for our children! It is Quimi-Vio, which protects against pneumonia, meningitis, otitis and other diseases caused by pneumococcus”.

“It is the result of fifteen years of study. Thanks to the team that made this dream come true,” he concluded.

The Cuban anti-pneumococcal vaccine Quimi-Vio received the sanitary registration the day before from the Center for the control of Medicines, Equipment and Medical Devices of the Republic of Cuba, after concluding all the required clinical trials, which proved its quality, safety and efficacy.

According to IFV’s Research Director, Dagmar García, this is a very complex vaccine, which will significantly improve health indicators in children, in terms of respiratory disease morbidity and infant mortality due to infections. mh/rgh/evm