Immunisation Programme
India  /  Published 27.05.22

Co-WIN: for all vaccines soon

The Union government is planning to repurpose the Co-WIN platform for India's Universal Immunisation Programme and other national health programmes while continuing with its current function of re...
By Payal Banerjee in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.02.22

Centre launches largest global jab programme

India is implementing the largest inoculation drive globally where annually over 3 crore pregnant women and 2.6 crore children are covered through the Universal Immunisation Programme, Union Health Mi...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Pneumonia jabs await children

The Bengal government is set to start its maiden immunisation programme against pneumonia in the second week of October for children aged between six weeks and nine months. The initiative has been pl...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.06.21

Routine vaccine programme hit

Owing to Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions, Jharkhand achieved only 53 per cent of its routine immunisation target for children in April, officials of the health department said on Tuesday, claiming ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

India  /  Published 07.06.21

Covishield: call to cut dose gap

By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


India  /  Published 15.01.21

Polio drops day deferred to January 31

The national polio immunisation programme, as part of which children up to the age of five years are administered polio drops, has been rescheduled to January 31. National Immunisation Day, commonly ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 15.11.18

Vaccine shame in time of statue pride

An impending price rise that is likely to raise India’s budget for a key vaccine by less than Rs 100 crore has prompted the government to seek an international donor’s help at a time it has built ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 08.05.19

Vaccination: why and how

Many diseases have been eradicated, some due to better hygiene and understanding, others due to prevention with immunisation. Every since Edward Jenner formulated the smallpox vaccine in 1796, the sci...
By Dr Gita Mathai

Science  /  Published 09.02.20

Will the human race survive?

Pathogens, particularly viruses which were never known to affect humans before, are rapidly jumping from other species to attack humans fatally. More alarmingly, we are helplessly witnessing their kil...
By Koustubh Panda

North East  /  Published 28.01.20

Admission, vaccines linked

The Lower Subansiri district administration in Arunachal Pradesh has made it mandatory for a student to produce an immunisation card to get admission into government schools.Additional deputy commissi...
By Damien Lepcha


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