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  1. Narayana Holla
  2. Immunization information systems & coverage monitoring
  3. Tuesday, 02 June 2015

A week before (on 28-05-2015) when a couple came with an immunization card developed in a tertiary care centre which created confusion as to what all vaccines thier child should receive made Sampaje team to evolve a user frindly immunization card. This card is evolved considering National Immunization Schedule of India, Karntaka specific, also keeping in mind the candidate vaccines anounced by the Govt (Rotavirus vaccine and Injectable Polio Vaccine one dose with third dose of OPV/Pentavalent) and Table 1: Summary of WHO Position Papers - Recommendations for Routine Immunization.

The prototype developed was shared with stakeholders for additional inputs. However with the help of post graduate students, local health care providers we could almost fine tune and posting now for use by the needy service providers. There is always scope for improving hence this may be firther fine tuned by the stake holders.

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Thank you for sharing this experience. I am curious to know whether this experience will catalyze a broader discussion in Karnataka with private providers of immunization services with regards to the form and content of the home-based records they may be using as well as the communication to caregivers about the recommended vaccinations. Globally, we know very little about the interactions, or lack thereof, between national immunization programmes and private providers with regards to the recording and monitoring of immunization services. It would be wonderful if others would share their experiences around interacting with the private sector and the recording of services as well as whether private providers in their country maintain a home-based vaccination record that differs from that produced/endorsed by the national immunization programme.

In addition, you may be interested to know that the WHO is close to releasing a guide on home-based vaccination records. Keep an eye to TechNet as I am sure a posting will be made when the document is available!

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Thanks David,

Many children of doctors are also deprived of HepB birth dose and NIS vaccines. To begin charity at home we will print combo card for our college. State Govt shared with district officers for needful. I am positive as of now since it helps the Govt, Private Doctors and the Nation.

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Dear David

This is to further update on COMBOCARD on vaccination schedule with objectives of

1. providing clarity to service providers of private sector including Medical Colleges and Tertiary care Hospitals

2. to the parents of high socio economic group including doctors and

3. to prevent the children of the elite group missing vaccines of NIS including newborn vaccines especially HepB birth dose vaccine.

This is expected to promote newborn vaccination, escalate FIC (Fully Immunized Children) and booster doses timely. Card incorporates the principle of Mission Indradhanush recently launched which is under operation since April 2015 in 6 districts of Karnataka in a mission mode by mentioning due date and date vaccinated which will enable vaccinating close to the schedule, raising herd immunity.

The attched is the outcome of discussing with srvice providrers of both the sectors. As I learnt from the District RCH officers, Govt hass taken active interesst, discussed in some of the District Task Force (DTF) meetings which was attended by Indian Association of Pediatricis - Bangalore Chapter and contributed in editing the COMBOCARD also.

The attched will be displayed as a poster in our College in 3 departments - pediatrics/OBG and Community medicine. It will be printed in the new batch of child health record card.

Regards and best

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