A committee has been constituted by the State Government to look into the issues and problems connected with the pentavalent vaccine, that is soon to be included in the National Immunisation Programme. This move is in the wake of several complaints and concerns raised regarding the pentavalent vaccine from various quarters, including the media, said Health Minister Adoor Prakash.

The members of the committee which will study the issues related to the vaccine, especially safety and efficacy, are former head of the department of paediatrics, Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, Dr Noel Narayanan, head of the department of medicine Dr Lalitha Kailas, head of the department of community medicine at the Amrita Institute of Medical Science Dr Laila and Director of Health Services Dr P K Jameela.