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Serum Institute launches nation wide vaccination campaign

The year-long, pan India, campaign by Serum Institute of India in association with Network18 aims to spread awareness about vaccination. Kareena Kapoor Khan becomes the face of ‘Swasth Immunised India’ campaign.......................

Govt says no shortage of polio vaccines, refutes media reports

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has refuted the claims made by certain sections of media over the shortage of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPV) and Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), terming the reports as factually incorrect...………...

Vaccination card made mandatory in Uttarakhand schools

Wherever the children without vaccination card or incomplete vaccination history are found, the government will be assigning experts to facilitate the immunization...……………...

Over 27 lakh kids immunized with Measles-Rubella vaccine in Jammu

The campaign was launched on September 24 to cover nearly 38 lakh children in the age group of nine months to 15 years to eliminate the congenital rubella syndrome, caused by the rubella virus...………….

Bharat Biotech receives National Technology Award for ROTAVAC from the President

Launched in 2015 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi ROTAVAC vaccine was introduced into the Universal Immunization Program in India during 2016, with initial implementation in 9 states with more States in the pipeline.............

Vaccination drive in Kerala under attack by misguided sections of society

Kerela has witnessed an increase in the incidents of threats and violence against health workers involved in vaccination drives or immunization campaigns by the conservative Muslim organizations............

World Immunization Week: WHO urges SE Asia govts to increase life-saving...

Over the past 14 months alone, 113 million children received the measles and rubella vaccine as part of mass campaigns in Bangladesh, India and Indonesia................

Latest study rules out necessity for birth dose of hepatitis B...

For the study, blood samples from 1-5-year old children from five states - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Gujarat - were collected to measure antigen and antibodies of Hepatitis B virus.........

Govt to conduct on the ground review of Hepatitis B immunization...

Ten years since the Hepatitis B vaccine was introduced in the Universal Immunisation Programme, the Indian Council of Medical Research aims to identify the barriers leading to low coverage and study the impact of the immunization..........

Govt says it is working to achieve complete ‘Universal Health Coverage’

The focus of the government programmes in this direction has been to reduce the out of pocket spendings by ensuring the strong national immunization system and transformation of primary sub-health centres across India...........