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Sri Lanka eliminates measles; here's how India can achieve its 2020 target

Notably, according to WHO, one-third of all measles-related deaths worldwide occur in India.

Watch: Teen with anti-vax mom explains the importance of vaccination

" mom, she was misinformed and misled by sources that convinced her that if she was a loving parent, she wouldn't vaccinate...My mom got a lot of her beliefs from social media, from Facebook and from organizations that were allowing their platforms to push lies that were very dangerous."


'Influenza vaccine is essential for tackling child mortality, health of pregnant women in India'

"Since 2010, we have witnessed in India severe outbreaks of influenza. The latest was in northern India, in Delhi, Kashmir and a couple of other areas, in the beginning of the year. Almost every year over the past four years in India, we have had outbreaks of flu."

World Immunisation Week: Why pregnant women need to get vaccinated

Immunisation during pregnancy is an effective way to protect the mother and child from certain preventable infections. During pregnancy, there are immunological changes which makes the expecting mother more susceptible to certain infectious diseases, which increases the risk of more serious outcomes.

Delhi govt to start immunisation drive

The campaign will be implemented through a partnership between the health and education departments and is to be administered in all Delhi schools, following which a community outreach campaign is to be undertaken.

In Madhya Pradesh, a prayer to keep health workers going

According to State Immunisation Officer Dr Santosh Shukla, 24,218 field workers and 10,050 supervisors are engaged in the campaign that involves several challenges like migration by the potential beneficiaries, tendency to avoid vaccines and access to difficult terrains.


Mission Indradhanush: Global report shows biggest change in India, lauds vaccination drive

Last year’s report, had pointed out that in India one child dies every two minutes of either pneumonia or diarrhoea.

Himachal Pradesh vaccination drive against measles, rubella targets 18.6 lakh children

"The state had initiated preparations for this campaign from May and Himachal Pradesh was among the eight states where the programme will be launched in the second phase," he said at a media workshop at Shimla.

Maharashtra govt launches vaccine for infants

About 33 per cent children who have still not been immunized in the state under its public healthcare programme are set to benefit by the vaccine’s launch.

Vaccination coverage: Govt sets up panel to look at UNICEF report

The Indian Express had reported on June 30 about the government’s refusal to accept the survey.