Government preparing for third web pneumococcal vaccination for children started nodbk

One dose each of pneumococcal will be administered in the 6th week of birth and 14th week.

One dose each of pneumococcal will be administered in the 6th week of birth and 14th week.

On Sunday, a campaign to administer pneumococcal injection to children between one and a half to nine months was started in Uttarakhand. CM Tirath Rawat started the campaign from Gandhi Shatabdi Hospital in Dehradun.

Dehradun. As soon as the second web of Kovid (Covid-19 Second Web) slows down, the Uttarakhand government has started preparing for the third web. Under this, Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat launched the Pneumococcal Vaccine campaign for children on Sunday. Corona’s third web is being feared to be the most deadly for children. In view of the warning, the Uttarakhand government has also started its preparations. On Sunday, a campaign to administer pneumococcal injection to children between one and a half to nine months was started in Uttarakhand. CM Tirath Rawat started the campaign from Gandhi Shatabdi Hospital in Dehradun. One dose each of pneumococcal will be administered in the 6th week of birth and 14th week. Whereas in the ninth month, the third vaccine will be given to the child as a booster dose.

State Emulation Officer KS Martolia says that the attack of Kovid occurs on the lungs, which leads to pneumonia. Children will get an extra layer of protection after getting the pneumococcal vaccine. This will protect against pneumonia. Pneumococcal injection will also protect children from brain infections.

There are about one lakh 80 thousand children up to nine months in Uttarakhand.

According to the Health Department, there are about one lakh 80 thousand children up to nine months in Uttarakhand. However, under the National Health Mission, this vaccine has already been administered in five states of the country, UP, Himachal, Rajasthan, Bihar, MP. After 2017, it is also applied as a routine vaccination in seven states of the North East. In view of the third web, now the Uttarakhand government has also included it in the routine vaccination campaign from Sunday. Pneumococcal vaccine will be provided free of cost at the vaccination centers of the state. Private hospitals also apply the same vaccine, which is around 15 thousand.




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