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Steps Taken for Strengthening Universal Immunisation Programme

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Government has taken a numbers of steps for strengthening Routine Immunization and ensuring that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, immunization programme is properly implemented and access to immunization services remains uninterrupted, these include:

  • Development and dissemination of National guidelines to safely continue immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Appropriate communication material has been developed and shared with the States and UTs for addressing vaccine hesitancy and strengthening routine immunization with due precautions, during COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Supply chain of vaccines and other logistics has been ensured during COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • In addition, Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI-3.0) was also conducted in February 2021 & March 2021, to cover the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children. These efforts have contributed in reduction of immunization gap coverage.

 

  • States/UTs have been asked to prepare specific plans to improve Full Immunization Coverage and to ensure designated days in a week only for Routine Immunization activity.

The number of children fully immunized as reported by State/UTs in HMIS portal under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), State/UT-wise in 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 is as below.

 

Number of Children Fully Immunized, State/UT wise for 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2020-21

S. No. States/UTs 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
1 A & N Islands 4,249 3,956 3,959
2 Andhra Pradesh 8,46,935 8,22,839 7,73,335
3 Arunachal Pradesh 18,896 19,410 18,349
4 Assam 5,95,599 5,98,636 5,99,176
5 Bihar 22,70,485 27,68,372 26,03,914
6 Chandigarh 18,249 15,773 13,908
7 Chhattisgarh 5,67,009 5,86,951 5,86,717
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 8,386 8,132 7,282
Daman & Diu 5,314 4,680 4,321
9 Delhi 2,98,300 3,12,742 2,49,718
10 Goa 19,708 20,330 17,990
11 Gujarat 11,56,814 11,73,928 11,47,656
12 Haryana 4,93,690 5,34,414 5,11,337
13 Himachal Pradesh 1,01,694 99,971 99,805
14 Jammu & Kashmir 2,01,858 2,22,921 2,18,290
15 Jharkhand 6,53,490 7,83,410 6,97,063
16 Karnataka 10,54,412 10,54,456 10,68,403
17 Kerala 4,63,420 4,56,525 4,45,978
18 Ladakh 3,080 3,982 3,987
19 Lakshadweep 1,024 989 1,128
20 Madhya Pradesh 14,69,827 17,67,769 17,07,861
21 Maharashtra 18,25,376 19,02,253 18,32,216
22 Manipur 34,977 37,816 33,636
23 Meghalaya 42,033 74,872 78,280
24 Mizoram 15,707 17,870 18,754
25 Nagaland 14,097 16,286 15,849
26 Odisha 6,92,322 6,75,322 6,85,232
27 Puducherry 14,928 14,456 13,556
28 Punjab 3,73,911 3,93,111 4,01,814
29 Rajasthan 14,00,496 13,43,164 13,32,369
30 Sikkim 7,628 6,807 7,210
31 Tamil Nadu 9,36,583 9,41,886 9,12,314
32 Telangana 6,05,665 6,29,948 6,04,951
33 Tripura 46,781 48,546 46,278
34 Uttarakhand 1,82,943 1,76,282 1,78,057
35 Uttar Pradesh 50,23,234 54,60,112 49,25,100
36 West Bengal 13,91,491 14,13,104 13,56,210
  India 2,28,60,611 2,44,12,021 2,32,22,003

Data Source- Health Management Information System (HMIS) as on 21st July 2021

 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Dr Bharti Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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