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Immunization

Delivering effective and safe vaccines through an efficient delivery system is one of the most cost effective public health interventions. Immunization programmes aim to reduce mortality and morbidity due to Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs), particularly for children. India's immunization programme is one of the largest in the world in terms of quantities of vaccines used, numbers of beneficiaries, number of immunization sessions organized and the geographical area covered. Under the immunization program, vaccines are used to protect children and pregnant mothers against six diseases.

They are:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Measles
  • Tetanus

The Hepatitis B vaccine is also included in the Universal Immunization Programme in a phased manner. A few infants and children may develop allergic reactions after a vaccination. Contact your doctor for proper care and treatment.

Source: National Portal Content Management Team, Reviewed on:10-02-2011