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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

As per estimates from WHO, at least 93% to 95% of the population should be vaccinated for an immunization program to be successful. Only then can the population form a “herd immunity.” Till now, India has not been able to achieve this level of coverage under Universal Immunization Program (UIP), which was launched in 1985. Now, India, along...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Nearly 18.6 lakh children, up to the age of 15 years, would be vaccinated against Measles and Rubella (MR) under an immunization program to be launched by this month-end, an official said on Sunday. The campaign targets to vaccinate approximately 41 crore children in the age group of nine months to less than 15 years across the country over a...

Friday, April 7, 2017

Researchers at Boston University Medical Centre discovered a protein that could make vaccinations more effective and offer protection against diseases like cancer.

Vaccines work by increasing the amount of antibody production in a person or by stimulating cells, called cytotoxic T cells, to directly kill a foreign invader. The antigen...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Supporting the Make in India initiative, Madhya Pradesh government launched the low cost, Rotavirus Vaccine, manufactured in India, as part of the Government’s Universal Immunization Program of India.

Around 1.13 crore children in Madhya Pradesh will be benefitted by the Rotavirus Vaccine that would prevent diarrhoea caused by rotavirus...

Friday, March 31, 2017

Dr Katherine L. O’Brien, Professor of International Health, Executive Director, International Vaccines Access Centre, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA said that the PCV vaccines play a major role in preventing deaths among children under the age of five years.

India has one of the largest burden of pneumonia around...

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 .
 
The Ministry of Health...
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...

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