Andhra Pradesh is all set to introduce the vaccine against rotavirus combat diarrheal deaths among children, an official said Thursday. The state has received 460,000 doses of Rotavac first rotavirus vaccine Indian country. Addressing a workshop media orientation organized by the state government and ahead of UNICEF for the launch, Vanisri Saride, director of the joints, health and immunization of children, said the vaccine will soon become a part Universal Vaccination program, the state government and health personnel in the districts had been the training for program implementation. (Read: 10 recommended for your child vaccines )
Participants were informed about the importance of new vaccines to reduce mortality of children under five and improving child survival. Andhra Pradesh will thus become the second state after Odisha to introduce the vaccine. Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are the other two states that will be covered in the first phase. Later, it expanded throughout the country. The vaccine will be available in all public hospitals, sub-centers and sites immunization session.
state government officials, UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the Indian Institute of Public Health explained the importance of the vaccine. Andhra Pradesh has shown decrease of 17 percent in mortality of children under 5 years between 2009 and 2012. However, every year, diarrhea affects 8 percent of children under five years, which is a high number. “Rotavirus alone is responsible for 40 percent of cases of severe diarrhea and kills a child every 4 minutes in India. We are confident that the introduction of this vaccine will lower the infant mortality rate in the state, “said health specialist UNICEF Sanjeev Upadhaya (Leah. Experts believe that Rota vaccines can save infants from occult practices in Odisha villages)
the vaccine would be administered along with other vaccines available in three doses at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks during the regular vaccination sessions in 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Each dose contains 5 drops per child. globally, children have rotavirus VACCIN ea through the national immunization program in 80 countries, to reduce child deaths and disabilities from diarrhea. Akash Malik from John Snow Incorporation said India became the first country in Asia to get the vaccine. he said that while the vaccine was available in private hospitals for nearly a decade, did not reach the majority of children, as each dose to cost Rs 1,000. (Read: 9 home remedies for diarrhea in children )
KN Arun Kumar WHO India, he said diarrohea rotavirus was killing 1,22 1,53 lakh lakh children in India every year and was the third leading cause of death among children under five. Vivek Singh of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad, reaching the unreached asked to protect children belonging to socially and geographically far apart sectors of society.
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