MR Vaccine – Old Wine in New Bottle

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After mitral regurgitation, mental retardation and medical reimbursement, there’s a new kid in the block for the MR family of medicine and it’s the Measles – Rubella vaccine. By July 31 of 2017, there’s going to be a massive change in the current routine vaccination schedule in Kerala. The measles only vaccine given at 9 … Read moreMR Vaccine – Old Wine in New Bottle

Does the Vaccines really Contain Harmful Mercury?

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In the past few years, I had to face many persons questioning the safety of vaccines. The vast majority of them are concerned about the mercury content in vaccines. Why use Thiomersal in vaccines? Isn’t it a mercury containing harmful compound? Then why are the vaccines containing mercury being given to small children and adults … Read moreDoes the Vaccines really Contain Harmful Mercury?

Why to Vaccinate your Child?

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Ravi Kiran, a cute little 4 year old boy had just moved in to my neighbourhood. It took only a few months to start loving him. Believe me, he was such a talkative boy for his age. One day when I returned from the college tired, my mother who was his best friend was gloomy. Apparently, Ravi was admitted in a private hospital that day morning as he had high grade fever and vomiting. When I called his father to enquire about little Ravi’s health, I was told that Ravi was suffering from “Meningitis”. The next day, when I visited him at the hospital, Ravi was in deep sleep. The poor kid was looking very tired. He was diagnosed with “Tuberculous Meningitis” which meant that the bacterium causing Tuberculosis had decided to injure Ravi’s brain instead of his lungs. The infection of the brain had caused the fever, vomiting, seizures and all the other symptoms. Ravi was discharged after about 2 weeks treatment at the hospital. Ravi had survived a deadly disease, but he wasn’t the same old active and talkative boy that everyone loved. He had lost his hearing sense due to the brain injury caused by the Meningitis and the hearing loss was going to be permanent. The disease had changed the life of a boy at such a young age. His parents were the culprits and they knew it.

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An overview of Polio Vaccines OPV & IPV

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India along with 10 other countries was certified as “polio free” nation on the 27th March of 2014. It has been five years since the last confirmed case of polio in our country. A simple sentence for a foreigner, but a huge achievement as far as India is concerned. Till 2014 India has used the … Read moreAn overview of Polio Vaccines OPV & IPV

Why you should support the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme

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The last case of polio in India was reported in 2011 in Howrah district of West Bengal. Thereafter no polio case has been reported in our country. On 27th March, 2014, India was declared as a “non-endemic” country for polio. In simple words, India was declared polio free in 2014. It was a historic day … Read moreWhy you should support the Pulse Polio Immunization Programme

The Free Immunization (Vaccination) Programme in India

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Vaccines are by all means one of the most important achievements of Public health care in the whole planet. Immunization is the process of fortifying an individual’s immune system against an immunogen (antigen/agent causing the disease).
UPDATE : As newer vaccines are being introduced in India, this post will be updated regularly. So, I’d recommend you to bookmark this page for easier access the next time you’re looking for the vaccination schedule.  Last Updated – July, 2016
The Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) was launched initially in 1985 and is one of the world’s largest Immunisation Programmes taking into consideration the huge target population and the mere number of immunisation sessions that are being conducted every day all over the country.

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Use this free SMS service to never miss your child’s Immunization days again

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Vaccinating your children against “vaccine preventable diseases” is one of the first step to be taken by all parents to provide a healthy life for their loved ones. But, most of the time, the busy working parent forgets about the immunization date for their children and end up missing the shots. How cool would it … Read moreUse this free SMS service to never miss your child’s Immunization days again