Odisha To Launch Special Vaccination Drive For Under-5 Kids & Pregnant Women From Sept 11
Bhubaneswar: The Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) drive will be launched in the state from September 11 to vaccinate all children under the age of five years and pregnant women, who have missed their routine vaccine doses.
According to official sources, the IMI 5.0 drive will be carried out in three rounds between September and November with each round spanning six days.
While the first round will be held from September 11-16, the second and third rounds will be held from October 9-14 and November 6-11 respectively. The drive aims to vaccinate 1,04,261 unvaccinated or partly vaccinated children and 19,896 pregnant women in 314 blocks of 30 districts.
A senior Health department official said that Odisha is one of the states with the highest immunisation coverage and is committed to immunise all under-five children who may have been left out or dropped out of vaccination programs.
The full immunisation coverage in the state has increased from 36.1 per cent in 1992-93 to 90.5 per cent in 2019-21. This has significantly reduced vaccine-preventable diseases and under-five mortality in the state.
Since 2015, several Mission Indradhanush drives have been conducted in the identified districts of Odisha. In IMI 5.0, the names of unvaccinated/partly vaccinated children and pregnant women will be registered on U-Win (digital platform) for vaccination during the specifically scheduled sessions.