IMMUNISATION

  • Government introduces 4 new vaccines in the Universal Immunisation Programme July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: There has been a big boost to the public healthcare sector with India deciding to introduce four new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme. Three new vaccines will be introduced for children. These include the indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine and those to combat Rubella and Polio....
  • India introduces four new vaccines in immunisation programme July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India introduced 4 new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunization Programme on Thursday. Three new vaccines were introduced for children to fight the menace of rotavirus and rubella. For adults, a vaccine to combat Japanese Encephalitis was introduced, especially in highpriority districts. Speaking on the new development, Prime...
  • Human health is not a priority for our government: Dr T Jacob John April 26, 2013

    The week between April 24 and April 30 is marked as World Immunization Week. India has already weeded out Polio but several other lifethreatening diseases remain. What should be the next priorities? Virologist and pediatrician Dr. Jacob John shared his perspective with IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. ...
  • 50 pc of world's pneumonia deaths in India April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India contributes to more than 50 per cent of the world's pneumonia deaths. Pneumonia is fast emerging as the next big challenge after polio for the country. During the World Immunisation Week, the question is whether pneumonia vaccines should be introduced in India's national immunisation programme. Pneumonia is...
  • India marks first year without new polio cases January 13, 2012

    New Delhi: India has marked a significant milestone, with no new polio cases reported for one year. It's a result of a massive health programme,the routine pulse polio immunisation program. In the last few years India has mobilized 24 lakh volunteers and 1.5 lakh front line workers in an effort...
  • Kerala kids to get new pentavalent vaccine shots December 6, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the Universal Immunisation Programme of the Indian government, Kerala will on Dec 14 introduce the pentavalent vaccine which provides protection to a child from five lifethreatening diseases. The pentavalent vaccine will replace the current hepatitis B and DPT primary vaccines schedule in the immunisation programme. The vaccine...
  • UN welcomes $ 4.3 billion raised for vaccines June 14, 2011

    United Nations: UNICEF on Tuesday welcomed $4.3 billion raised from public and private donors at the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) conference in London. International donors at the conference on Monday pledged $ 4.3 billion to vaccinate nearly 250 million children against lifethreatening diseases such as pneumonia and...
  • UK, Bill Gates pledge $ 2.3bn for child vaccine June 13, 2011

    London: Britain and Bill Gates on Monday joined hands to pledge more than $ 2.3 billion to vaccinate over 80 million children against preventable conditions such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in poor nations by 2015. British Prime Minister David Cameron told the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), a donors...
  • UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time May 29, 2011

    Trenton: UNICEF is for the first time publicising what drugmakers charge it for vaccines, as the world's biggest buyer of lifesaving immunisations aims to spark price competition in the face of rising costs. UNICEF posted on its website the actual prices that it has paid individual...
  • No data to monitor health care programmes in India September 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Thousands of cases of medical negligence are alleged every year, many more go unreported. The Government spends crores on its unsuccessful universal immunisation programme annually. Sadly, the Union Health Ministry doesn't even have a database to rely upon. ...
  • Getting vaccinated is not just for the kids January 9, 2008

    New Delhi: They say that prevention is the best cure! For most of us, getting vaccinated or immunised against a disease was a childhood affair, but when was the last time you got immunised as an adult? Consultant of Internal Medicine at Apollo hospital, Dr Suranjit Chatterjee says, "Getting vaccinated does...