PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 11:52 AM IST
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan had said on January 8 that polio immunisation will be carried out on January 17, a day after the Covid vaccine rollout.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:17 PM IST
On January 8, Union Minister Health Minister Harsh Vardhan had announced a three-day national immunisation drive for polio from January 17 onwards, but the Ministry has postponed it in view of the Covid-19 vaccination drive.
By Saubhadra Chatterji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 03:58 AM IST
The universal immunisation programme comes under the health ministry, and covers 25 million children every year, vaccinating them against a range of diseases including measles, polio, and tuberculosis.
By Debashish Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The WHO had declared India polio-free in 2014 following a sustained aggressive programme of administering polio vaccine to newborns across the country by the Central government.
By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:58 AM IST
Most of the potential Covid-19 vaccines will have to be given in two doses to offer protection against infection or reduction in disease severity, which would mean that 400-500 million jabs of the vaccine will have to be given within six months. Is this possible?
By Prayag Arora-Desai | Hindustan times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:58 AM IST
New research suggests that testing sewage with traces of Sars-Cov-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, could indicate the spread of the disease in a population.
By Asian News International | Geneva
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2020 09:32 AM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the WHO have initiated a systematic engagement of WHO’s national polio surveillance network and other field staff, for Covid-19 response, WHO said in a statement.
By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 02:49 AM IST
Students from various colleges in the western suburbs helped the civic body staff administer polio vaccine doses to children below the age of five.
By Chris Elias
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 10:41 AM IST
India’s success in eradicating polio has provided technical guidance for eradication efforts in the world’s three remaining endemic countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria.
By Peeyush Khandelwal and Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 07:25 AM IST
As the vaccine is part of the government’s universal immunisation programme, the ministry has issued directions for the immediate withdrawal of this particular manufacturer’s vaccine.
By HT Correspondent | Indo-Asian News Service, New York
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 06:33 PM IST
MIT scientists have developed a new nanoparticle vaccine that could assist efforts to eradicate polio worldwide. The vaccine, which delivers multiple doses in just one injection, could make it easier to immunise children in countries where the disease is still found.