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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.

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV): A new tool in the fight against polio – Watch to know more about it!

IPV is an injectable form of polio vaccine which can be administered alone or in combination with other vaccines.

World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

World Immunisation Week: Narendra Modi government proactive, Mission Indradhanush good initiative - Praises from Gavi CEO

As World Immunisation Week is observed, CEO of Gavi - Seth Berkley, the global Vaccine Alliance, has praised the Narendra Modi government for its proactiveness and initiatives taken like 'Mission Indradhanush'.

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

Immunization or vaccination protects the child from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccination in morning more effective: Study

 Flu vaccinations, when administered in the morning, can prove to be more effective than in afternoon and can induce greater and protective antibody responses, finds a study.

How much do you know about immunization and vaccines? Take the quiz here!

Take this WHO quiz to find out how much do you know about vaccines and immunization!

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

Combined HIV, hepatitis C vaccination a possibility soon

An estimated 2.3 million people globally are co-infected with HIV and HCV. HCV is the leading cause of non-AIDS deaths in co-infected individuals.

70 die of swine flu in Brazil in three months

 At least 70 people died of swine flu in Brazil till March 26, almost twice as many as in the whole of 2015, the health ministry said.

Vaccines for adults: What you need to know

Here are some essential vaccines that adults need to take.

Get your kid vaccinated at home at the click of a button

 Aiming to ease the process of immunisation for busy parents, a new healthcare startup here on Thursday launched a hassle-free door-to-door vaccination service for children.

Half of slum children in Delhi underweight: Study

Only 31 percent of the children under the age of three in the capital received at least one vaccination, while 45 percent were stunted.

Most parents form vaccination preferences before conception

Researchers at the North Carolina Children's Hospital surveyed 170 mothers and fathers in the postpartum ward who had given birth between February and April 2015. 

Rural children in India have better immunization rates: Report

Contrary to earlier studies, children in rural India have higher vaccination rates than those in cities and Hindu kids are more likely to get their shots than Muslims, researchers from a leading American university have said.

Farhan Akhtar to spread awareness about influenza

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, also a father of two, has been roped in as the cause ambassador of Sanofi Pasteur India's flu awareness campaign. The Rock On!! star will spread awareness about influenza prevention through vaccination.

Molecular switch that creates long-term immunity found

A protein responsible for preserving the antibody-producing cells that lead to long-term immunity after infection or vaccination has been found, new reserach shows.

Virender Sehwag stands for 400,000 babies

To put a spotlight on the cause of routine immunisation UNICEF recently launched the #babiesneedyou campaign, which urges parents and citizens alike to prioritize vaccination. 

58% immunisation rate in rural areas, 67 pc in urban: Govt

The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 per cent while it is over 67 per cent in urban regions of the country, the government Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.

Financial support for vaccination in India till 2020: Gavi

India will continue to get financial assistance from Gavi, a global alliance for vaccination and immunisation, only till 2020 because as the country develops it will have to pay for its vaccines.

First malaria vaccine likely by October: Scientists

The first malaria vaccine candidate to reach phase-3 of clinical testing was found to partially protect children against the disease up to four years after vaccination and may be available by as early as October this year, scientists reported.