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Polio Ravivar Dates

29th January 2017 & 2nd April 2017

"5th National Neonatal Nutrition Workshop - KEM Hospital, Pune."new
"Ministry of Health & Family Welfare "new
" Polio Information:
IPV fractional dose has been introduced in 8 States
(Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Maharashtra).

In these States, two doses of fractional dose of IPV will be given at 6 and 14 weeks.

In remaining 28 States, a single dose of IPV will be given at 14 weeks." new

" Rota virus :
it is informed that Rota virus vaccine has been introduced
in four (4) States (Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Odisha).The dose of Rota virus vaccine schedule is 6, 10 and 14 weeks."new

" Ministry of Health and Family Welfare-:
Requirements of Polio Vaccination for International Travelers
between India & Polio Infected Countries. "
"Guidelines and identified centers for
Polio vaccination of International Travelers "


Availability Authorized Center of Yellow Fever Vaccine.new

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Draft National Health Policy:
Views of Indian Medical Association

IAP ACVIP statement on ongoing
outbreak of H1N1 in India

Who needs anti viral drugs in Swine Flu

List of State Immunization Officers in the Country

List of Polio Vaccination Centers in Delhi for International Travelers.

Polio Vaccination for Travelers

Dr Ajay Gambhir with Dr Atul Gawande & Katherine Semrau

Dr Ajay Gambhir with Dr Atul Gawande & Katherine Semrau


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Rotavirus vaccines projected to save more than 2.4 million lives in developing countries by 2030

Special supplement to the journal Vaccine provides critical insights to maximize vaccine impact in low-resource settings

Rotavirus vaccines offer the best hope for preventing severe rotavirus disease and the deadly dehydrating diarrhea that it causes, particularly in low-resource settings where treatment for rotavirus infection is limited or unavailable, according to studies published in the April 2012 special supplement to the journal Vaccine. The special supplement, “Rotavirus Vaccines for Children in Developing Countries,” summarizes data on the performance of rotavirus vaccines to help maximize their impact in developing countries, which stand to experience the greatest overall public health benefit from the introduction of rotavirus vaccines due to their extremely high rates of severe rotavirus disease and death.

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Recommendation for the use of Tdap in HCW


In India when we talk about vaccination, more often it is meant for children only, but we forget about the adolescent, Adults, Sick adults Geriatric and above all the respected health care workers who expose their lives to micro-organism and help the community.

We forget about these Health Care Workers (HCW) and have no time to think about them and talk on this issue, not even the Gov’t of India bothers.

Followings are the provisional recommendation for the use of Tdap in HCW (HCP)
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Four year efficacy of prophylactic human papillomavirus quadrivalent vaccine against low grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia and anogenital warts: randomised controlled trial

The FUTURE I/II Study Group

Correspondence to: J Dillner, Department of Medical Microbiology, Lund University, Malmö University Hospital, SE-20502 Malmö, Sweden This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Objectives To evaluate the prophylactic efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) quadrivalent vaccine in preventing low grade cervical, vulvar, and vaginal intraepithelial neoplasias and anogenital warts (condyloma acuminata).

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Temperature Sensitivity of the Diphtheria Containing Vaccines


Immunization managers can improve the efficiency of immunization programmes through enhancing their knowledge of a vaccine’s stability.

Vaccine management is basically all the actions related to handling of vaccines at the country level from the moment they arrive until the moment they are used. These include arrival and acceptance procedures, appropriate temperature monitoring, ensuring sufficient storage volume, maintaining standards of buildings, equipment and vehicles, effective stock management, vaccine delivery systems as well as effective use of policies such as the multidose vial policy (MDVP) and the use of vaccine vial monitors (VVM).

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF offer standard tools to effectively monitor management performance of vaccine stores and the vaccine management system in a country (World Health Organization, 2010).

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FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur’s New Influenza Vaccine Delivered by Intradermal Microinjection

– Fluzone® Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine) first to offer an immunization option with 90 percent smaller needle –

Swiftwater, Pa — May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s supplemental biologics license application (sBLA) for licensure of Fluzone Intradermal (Influenza Virus Vaccine). Fluzone Intradermal vaccine is indicated for active immunization of adults 18 through 64 years of age against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the vaccine.
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Antivaccine lobby resists introduction of Hib vaccine in India

A campaign against the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in India launched by some medical professionals has delayed a government plan to introduce the vaccine through its free national immunisation programme for children.

The health ministry had last year announced that it would replace the standard vaccine for diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus with a pentavalent vaccine that would also protect children against hepatitis B and Hib.

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), after consultation with the Indian health ministry, had pledged in August 2009 a grant of $165m (£110m;  135m) to roll out the new vaccine to cover 10 million children in 10 of India’s 28 states in 2010.

The Hib organism, which can cause severe bacterial meningitis and pneumonia, is estimated to kill more than 370 000 children worldwide each year, GAVI said. Nearly 20% of these deaths occur in India.
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Novel H1N1 Influenza: Resources for Clinicians



Guidance for Patient Management


Guidance for Specific Settings