Immunization Current Affairs, GK & News

World Immunization Week – Update (April, 2022)

The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates World Immunization Week and it is celebrated annually in the last week of April (24 to 30th April). This week aims to promote vaccine usage for the protection of people across all age groups against various diseases. Overview: Immunization helps in saving millions of lives across the world. It ..

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Mission Indradhanush: Odisha Tops List

Apart from successful COVID-19 vaccination, Odisha has the highest coverage of complete immunization in the country, with 90.5 percent coverage Overview: Odisha topped the list at the national level in full immunization coverage, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5, with 90.5 percent coverage. This was mentioned by RK Sharma, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, ..

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Vaccination Strategy of Phase 3

The Prime Minister recently chaired a high-level meeting with the top doctors of the country. After the meeting, it was decided to liberalize and accelerate the phase three strategy of COVID-19 Vaccination programme in the country. Strategy of Phase 3 of COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Everyone above the age of eighteen years is eligible to get ..

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Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0 Launched

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) 3.0. Highlights The mission will be conducted in two rounds. The first round will start from February 22, 2021 while the second phase will start from March 22, 2021. It will run across 250 districts or urban areas across the 29 ..

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Mucormycosis and COVID-19

The Gujarat Government recently issued advisory on Fungal infection called “Mucormycosis”. It is a serious infection with a mortality rate of 50%. It compromises the immune system. About Mucormycosis It is a rare fungal infection with continuous headache and heaviness in the facial area. It is now widely reported in COVID-19 recovered patients. COVID-19 and ..

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India pledges $15 million to International vaccine alliance GAVI

On June 4, India made an announcement in the virtual Global Vaccine Summit to pledge $15 million to the international vaccine alliance GAVI. At the same time, India is also eligible for support from GAVI. India’s financial support will amount in lowering down the vaccine prices globally. This donation comes in the context of India ..

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