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Thursday, December 1, 2016
  
The Universal Immunization Program in India, is one of the largest of its kind in the world in terms of the quantities of vaccines used, number of beneficiaries reached out to, number of immunization sessions organized, the geographical spread and the diversity of areas covered1 .
 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mass vaccination programme will start from December 5th, 2016 in Malkangiri district of Odisha. This will give a major boost in tackling Japanese Encephalitis.

The vaccination programme will cover 2, 18, 027 children across the district and continue for two weeks. During the vaccination, children from 6 to 15 years of age will be...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A recent white paper released by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) stated that India fares very poorly in comparison to other countries in expenditure and coverage for vaccinations.

The paper points out that the vaccine portfolio of Mexico and Brazil is far superior to that of India and China as it includes both vaccine against...

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Odisha state government has planned to start mass vaccination in Japanese Encephalitis (JE) affected districts of Malkangiri, Jaipur, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj from first week of December. After going through preparedness for the vaccination campaign presented by State Immunization Officer, Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cervical cancer has become the second most common cancer leading to deaths of women. According to the National Centre for Disease Informatics Research, and National Cancer Registry Program reports, incidence of cervical cancer is highest in Bathinda at 17.5, followed by Mansa 17.3. The number of women diagnosed with breast cancer every year...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Door to door survey for the proposed vaccination drive against the lethal Japanese Encephalitis (JE) started in Malkangiri district on Sunday, while another child died in Malkangiri district headquarter hospital taking the toll to 114.

To identify the fight against JE and the continuing deaths of children, a three day door to door...

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The early use of the potent vaccine for Hepatitis B and timely changes towards a healthy lifestyle are the two best and affordable weapons to prevent a significant number of cases of chronic liver diseases in India, say experts. Though the vaccine for hepatitis B is quite cheap it is yet to become part of the universal immunization programme....

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In order to provide children with additional protection against polio virus, the State Government on Wednesday introduced Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV), India’s first injectable vaccine. As part of a series of new initiatives to improve child mortality. The vaccine launched here by Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak would protect...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The trend-setting Medicare Foundation Multispecialty Hospital on Tuesday launched a unique initiative -- free vaccination for all girls up to the age of five. On the first day, around one-and-half dozen girl children, some new-born and others recently born -- both in this hospital and elsewhere, were administered the necessary vaccination doses...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Haryana Government on Monday launched the Rotavirus and Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) vaccination campaign in the state. With this, Haryana has become the fourth state in the country...

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