The government of India launched “Mission Indradhanush-201” to protect children under 5 years against seven killing disease through universal immunization. The ‘Mission Indradhanush-201’ covers 201 districts in 28 states across the country targeting partially-vaccinated and unadministered children in the first phase.

Mission Indradhanush, will provide immunisation against seven life-threatening diseases (diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, Tubeculosis, measles and hepatitis B). In addition, vaccination against Japanese Encephalitis and Haemophilus influensa type B will be provided in selected districts / states of the country. Vaccination against tetanus will be provided to the pregnant women.

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The mission focuses on interventions to expand full immunisation coverage in India from 65 per cent in 2014 to 90 per cent children in the next five years. Unimmunised and partially immunized children, at risk of childhood diseases, disability and death will be targeted in the special immunization drivers under Mission Indradhanush.

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