Our areas of work

ITSU has three verticals namely Program Implementation, Strategic Communication and Adverse Event Following Immunization. Currently, ITSU has three ongoing programs Routine Immunization, COVID-19 Vaccination and Urban Immunization which are being implemented in close partnership with MoHFW and State Health Departments.

Routine Immunization

Contributing with technical support, evidence, technology and capacity building at the national and state level to strengthen routine immunization and scale-up of new vaccines


Supporting Immunization Division in rolling out COVID-19 vaccines through strategic planning, implementation and scaling-up of the COVID-19 vaccination program

Urban Immunization

Integrating and sustaining quality urban immunization services in urban slums of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Program Implementation

The Program Implementation unit provides techno-managerial support for scaling up the Universal Immunization Program

Strategic Communication

As a cross-cutting department within ITSU, strategic communication and media related activities have a very important role to play

Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) Secretariat

Having a dedicated AEFI secretariat is a responsible way of improving AEFI detection


Our Publications and Reports

Being the technical arm of the Immunization division of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, ITSU supports the government in formulating technical guidelines for new vaccine introduction, ramping up routine immunization coverage, finalizing standard operating procedures (SoPs) and other information, education and communication (IEC) and behavior change communication (BCC) materials.

Success Stories

Several best practices and successes were recorded during the course of ITSU’s work in scaling up immunization and new vaccines especially in far-flung areas, urban slums and amongst disadvantaged population across states and districts. COVID-19 vaccine roll-out also demonstrated resilience of communities and  dedication of frontline workers. 

Vaccine hesitancy in migrant clusters of urban slums in Himachal Pradesh

Proactive approach by district administration in Kullu demystifies vaccines

Bridging digital divide in Kerala to access COVID-19 vaccines

Intersectoral convergence helps tribal communities in Malappuram district battle the pandemic