vaccination

Vaccinating pregnant women against whooping cough reduces risk in babies: Study

Vaccinating pregnant women against whooping cough reduces risk in babies: Study

When women got vaccinated in the second trimester, the vaccine was 64 percent effective.

Oct 08, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
Mother flouts court orders to get son vaccinated, gets sentenced to 7 days in jail

Mother flouts court orders to get son vaccinated, gets sentenced to 7 days in jail

Michigan parents are legally allowed to skip or delay their children's vaccinations due to personal beliefs.

Oct 05, 2017, 09:55 AM IST
Typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate: Study

Typhoid vaccine could halve infection rate: Study

The study provides evidence to support the development of Vi-conjugate vaccines as a control measure to reduce the burden of typhoid fever.

Oct 02, 2017, 19:15 PM IST
Serum Institute’s vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis safe, efficient

Serum Institute’s vaccine against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis safe, efficient

The results demonstrated by ROTASIIL in India appear generally comparable to the performance of RotaTeq and Rotarix in Bangladesh and in some African countries.

Sep 27, 2017, 10:19 AM IST
Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

As per the report, 14 percent of the children missed out as they were not in their village the day the exercise was carried out while in the case of another five per cent, the parents simply refused to get their child vaccinated.

May 16, 2017, 00:41 AM IST
Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

Apr 27, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunisation: How it greatly reduces disease, disability and death worldwide

Immunization can protect against 25 different infectious agents or diseases, from infancy to old age.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:27 PM IST
Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

In 1963, vaccination against these infections became widespread, thanks to the development of a human cell strain that allowed vaccines to be produced safely.

Mar 06, 2017, 00:11 AM IST
India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

The single shot Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine nation-wide drive, launched on February 5, 2017, (Sunday) targets around 41 crore children across the country - the largest ever in any campaign.

Feb 09, 2017, 09:30 AM IST
729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

729,000 persons vaccinated against cholera in Haiti: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Haiti was nearing the completion of its vaccination campaign against cholera, having reached more than 729,000 people in areas ravaged by Hurricane Matthew.

Nov 29, 2016, 09:44 AM IST

Experts call for full immunisation for every child

 Terming immunisation as a very cost-effective child survival intervention, experts have sought concrete steps to ensure full immunisation in order to check infant mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases.

Nov 20, 2016, 14:00 PM IST

Mother’s milk may protect newborn from diseases, much like vaccines: Study

Mother's milk is packed with nutrients and antibodies that help the baby fight off viruses and bacteria.

Oct 08, 2016, 23:26 PM IST
Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Vaccinated and Ready: IOC special invitee Sachin Tendulkar to support India at 2016 Rio Olympics

Tendulkar's trip to Rio comes amid speculation that cricket could be included in the 2024 Games roster.

Jul 22, 2016, 19:08 PM IST