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World Immunization Day 2017 – November 10

TNPSC Current Affairs - November 2017 by TNPSC Guru

November 10 is celebrated as World Immunization Day every year. It is celebrated to create awareness among people about the importance of getting vaccination in time to protect against vaccine preventable diseases.

It helps child from life threatening diseases and prevent spread of diseases to others.

Vaccine under India's Universal Immunisation Programme: 
  1. BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) 1 dose at Birth (upto 1 year if not given earlier)
  2. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 5 doses (birth dose,  three doses at 6, 10 & 14 week and one booster dose at 16-24 month of age)
  3. Hepatitis B vaccine 4 doses (Birth dose, three doses at 6, 10 & 14 week)
  4. DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus Toxoid) 5 doses (Three doses at 6, 10 & 14 week and two booster dose at 16-24 month and 5-6 years )
  5. Measles 2 doses (first in 9-12 months and second at 16-24 months of age)
  6. TT (Tetanus Toxoid) 2 doses  (first in 10 years and second in 16 years, 2 doses for pregnant woman  or one dose if previously vaccinated within 3 Year)
  7. Japanese Encephalitis (JE vaccine) vaccine  2 doses ( 9-12 months and second  at 16-24 months (6 month after vaccination drive) (it is given in selected high disease burden areas)

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