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Kerala going for Indradhanush 5.0 to ensure comprehensive immunisation

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Kerala is going to implement another round of massive immunisation drive under “Indradhanush 5.0” to ensure complete immunisation of children up to 5 years of age and pregnant women in the state.

As per the latest details from Kerala government, the drive will be carried out in three stages from August to October at all health centres in the state. While the first stage will be from August 7 to 12, the second stage will be from September 11 to 16 and the third from October 9 to 14. “The immunisation drive is to ensure that those who haven’t received the vaccinations yet, get the shot. It aims to provide protection against diseases like diphtheria, chickenpox, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles, and hepatitis B. It targets those who have been partially vaccinated and those who have not yet received vaccinations,” said the officials.

Health workers will conduct massive awareness campaigns and will also undertake home visits for the success of the drive. “After Covid outbreak, there has been a decline in the number of people taking vaccines. Indradhanush 5.0 is to reach out to more people and ensure comprehensive vaccination,” said the officials. In Kerala, the government will focus more on areas where people are yet to get vaccinated. “We will ensure that the drive

reach the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children and pregnant women. Kerala aims to achieve the target of full immunisation coverage. Special teams will coordinate with district administrations, panchayats and the local bodies for successful implementation,” the officials added.

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