Gap in Vaccination of Children reported

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  • September 15, 2020
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Gap in Vaccination of Children reported

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Health

In news

  • ‘Health in India’ report was recently published.
  • Published by: National Statistical Organisation (NSO)
  • Major finding: Full immunisation programme is not completed among 40% of the children.
  • The report is based on the 75th round of the National Sample Survey (July 2017-June 2018) on household social consumption related to health.

Key takeaways from the report about children under five years:

  • Fully immunised: 59.2% 
  • Received at least one vaccination (mostly BCG or the first dose of OPV at birth): About 97% 
  • Protected against measles: 67% 
  • Polio booster dose: 58% 
  • DPT booster dose: 54% 

  • Best Performance under full immunisation: Manipur (75%), Andhra Pradesh (73.6%) and Mizoram (73.4%) 
  • Poor Performance: Nagaland (12%), Puducherry (34%) and Tripura (39.6%).

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