National Vaccination Day 2023: Know what is the history of vaccination in the country and its importance

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National Vaccination Day 2023 -:

From the beginning of the year 2021, everyone must have read and heard about vaccination, from children to the elderly. Since the beginning of last year, the danger of the dreaded outbreak of the Corona epidemic kept scaring everyone. However, this year everyone is relieved that now a vaccine has been made against the Kovid-19 pandemic. Along with this, the worldwide vaccination campaign is progressing rapidly. But very few people would know that National Vaccination / Immunization Day i.e. National Immunization Day is celebrated every year on 16 March in the country.

This is happening continuously in the country since 1995. National Vaccination Day (National Vaccination or Immunization Day) was celebrated for the first time in 1995. On the same day, the National Pulse Polio Vaccination Campaign was launched in the country. Due to this campaign, the spread of polio has stopped in the country. This time, to break the chain of the spread of the corona pandemic, the vaccination campaign for Covid-19 is being conducted. Due to this, the importance of National Immunization Day has become more important this year.

So far more than three crore people have been vaccinated in India under Covid vaccination. Currently, the second phase of the Covid vaccination campaign is being administered to people aged 45 to 60 years and above. Let us know in the next slides what is vaccination, the history of National Vaccination Day in India, and the importance of vaccination…

What is vaccination?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), vaccination is a process through which a person’s immune system becomes strong against a disorder or virus that harms the body and health.

After the vaccine dissolves in the blood present in the body, it helps in making the healthy immune system safe from external attack i.e. virus attacks by making antibodies. The formation of antibodies after vaccination weakens or kills or weakens germs such as viruses or bacteria. Due to this, a person cannot become a victim of the disease.

History of Vaccination Day (National Vaccination Day History)-:

National Immunization Day was celebrated for the first time in the country on March 16, 1995. On that day the first dose of the oral polio vaccine was given in the country. The Pulse Polio Campaign was started by the Government of India to end the polio epidemic which is considered to be the cause of disability in the country.

Over the past few decades, vaccines have emerged as an integral weapon to fight deadly diseases like Tetanus, Polio, and TB and have saved millions of lives.

Pulse Polio Campaign -:

Under the Pulse Polio campaign, two drops of oral polio vaccine were administered to all children below the age of five in the country. For this, the slogan Do Boond Zindagi Ki became very popular. Teams from village-village, city-city health departments, and social organizations used to give polio drops to children at schools, bus stands, railway stations, etc. Due to these efforts, India was declared polio-free in 2014.

Importance of vaccination day -:

In the present times, the importance of vaccination cannot be underestimated. Vaccination is the most effective way to protect humans from known serious and deadly diseases or epidemics. Polio eradication in India is a vivid example of this.

Recently, worldwide vaccination against the global infectious pandemic Kovid-19 has started. In the past, widespread vaccination campaigns around the world have resulted in the elimination of highly contagious and dangerous diseases such as smallpox, measles, and tetanus from major parts of the world.

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