Webinar on School Vaccination challenges and readiness

   12 Dec 2020

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Vaccines save millions of lives each year. Vaccines work by training and preparing the body’s natural defenses --- the immune system--- to recognize and fight off the viruses and bacteria they target. If the body is exposed to those disease-causing germs later, the body is immediately ready to destroy them, preventing illness. Immunization services are a critical component of the GoI’s child survival strategy. Over the past 20 years, there has been a general decline in the reported number of cases of VPDs. However, in recent years there has been an increasing trend in the number of reported measles, diphtheria and pertussis cases. The world is in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. Several countries have come together in the race to find a vaccine. There are currently more than 100 COVID-19 vaccine candidates under development, with a number of these in the human trial phase.

A webinar to understand the following was organised on 12.12.2020 at 4 PM :
-Need and type of vaccinations required for adolescents healthy growth
-Impact on school vaccination programme in times of covid
-Preparation & guidelines for immunization in schools during & after Covid
-Resource availability to public
-Role of NGO's to support School immunization Programme & Covid Vaccination readiness

Esteemed Panelists:
1. Dr. J.P. Kapoor, Sr. Public Health Specialist(CMO) at Lal Bahadur Shashtri Hospital, Ex-Director, Directorate of Family welfare, Delhi
2. Dr. Naveen Sethi, M.B.B.S, M.P.H, Chief of Party-Programme Implementation, Plan India
3. Dr Anish Sinha, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar.
4. Dr. Raavee Tripathi, Principal at Sumitra Modern School, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh


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