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Indradhanush: Mega immunisation drive launched to vaccinate children

A massive immunisation campaign Mission Indradhanush began all over the country to cover all children who are either unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against seven preventable diseases by 2020.

On the occasion World Health Day today, Health Minister JP Nadda in a tweet said that the campaign will cover all children up to two years and pregnant women from the period from April upto July. He stressed that the programme will be monitored for its effective implementation.

Depicting seven colors of the rainbow, Mission Indradhanush will provide vaccination to children against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B. The mission in addition will also provide vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus influenza Type B in selected districts. Mr Nadda said, the ministry has involved the Members of Parliament to publicise the mission.

The focus of the mission will be on 201 high-priority districts with largest number of partially-vaccinated and unvaccinated children during the first phase. Under the second phase, 297 more districts will be covered.

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