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Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP)

It is an indigenous vaccine for leprosy, developed by National Institute of Immunology. This vaccine is to be administered to those living in close contact with infected people. MIP is now being introduced into the National Leprosy Elimination Programme (NLEP) ..

Typbar Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine

Bharat Biotech’s Typbar TCV, the world’s first clinically proven typhoid conjugate vaccine, has received pre-qualification from the World Health Organisation (WHO).  It is the fourth generation vaccine against typhoid, proven to provide long-term protection to adults and infants – six ..

Kerala makes vaccinations compulsory for school admissions

The Kerala government has recently made vaccination compulsory for school admissions to Class 1 from the 2018-’19 academic year. Parents will have to show details of immunization shots given to children during enrolment in school. The health minister of Kerala ..

Rotavac becomes India’s first indigenously developed vaccine to be pre-qualified by WHO

India’s first indigenously developed vaccine “Rotavac” has been pre-qualified by the World Health Organisation (WHO). To be “pre-qualified” means that the vaccine can be sold internationally to several countries in Africa and South America. The vaccine was developed by the ..

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare signs MoU with Rotary India to achieve immunization target

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has signed a MoU with Rotary India for concerted efforts towards achieving immunization target. The MoU will provide support and accelerate the efforts under Polio Eradication Programme, Routine Immunization including Mission ..

The 2017 World Polio Day (WPD) observed on 24 October

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year by the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 24 to raise awareness about the hazards of the crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. The day was established by Rotary International over ..