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Immunization Programme Mission Indradhanush
Mar 02, 2015

The Government has launched Mission Indradhanush with an aim to cover all those children who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated. 

Key Features :

  • Mission Indradhanush will be a nationwide programme with the special focus on 201 high risk districts. 

  • These districts account for nearly 50% of the total partially vaccinated or unvaccinated children in the country. 

  • Mission Indradhanush will provide immunization against 7 life-threatening diseases (diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B). 

  • Vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus Influenza Type-B will be provided in selected districts/states of the country. 

  • Vaccination against tetanus will be provided to the pregnant women. 

  • The Mission focuses on interventions to rapidly increase full immunization coverage of children by approximately 5% annually and to expand full immunization coverage from 65% in 2014 to at least 90% children in the next five years. 

  • Four special vaccination campaigns will be conducted between March and June 2015 and this will cover all children under two years of age and pregnant women for tetanus toxoid vaccine.

  • This immunization campaign will be conducted for a period of 7-10 days every month for four consecutive months. 

  • The government has sought technical support from various external agencies like WHO, UNICEF and Rotary to achieve the goals of this programme. 


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