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My first experience at vaccinating a child...as part of a Vaccination Outreach Programme in Rural India

Hello everyone!


This is my very first post here. I am a 3rd year Student of Medicine(M.B.B.S) studying at KVG Medical College & Hospital, Sullia, India.


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Global switch in oral polio vaccines: live tracking of progress

From 17 April to 1 May, the globally synchronised switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) is taking place in 155 countries and territories. This will be followed by an intensive monitoring and validation phase through to 18 May.


To follow progress as countries stop use of tOPV and complete their national validation reporting requirements, a live web site has been launched to share real time...

Sharing the task responsibilities for effective operationalization of MDVP/OVP

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India in collaboration with development partners like WHO/UNICEF/USAID/MCHIP etc has made remarkable advances in the last ten years: introduction of Measles 2nd dose, HepB vaccine including Birth dose vaccine, JE 2 doses, Pentavalent vaccine, year 2012-13 declared as year of Intensified Routine Immunization, India with SEARO declared as Polio Free, launching of Mission Indradhanush – the flagship programme of India. Karnataka Piloted Immunogram ...

Global polio vaccine switch confirmed for April 2016

The Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization (SAGE) convened by WHO on 20 October 2015 has confirmed that the globally coordinated withdrawal of the type 2 component in the oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) will take place in April 2016.

SAGE’s landmark decision follows the endorsement by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015, when Ministers of Health from 194 member states adopted a resolution on the global effort to eradicate polio, as part of the Polio Endgame Strategy...

Travelling North (-25C – 15C)

WHO recommends 2 temperature ranges for keeping all vaccines at health facilities (+2C +8C) and (-15C -25C) for OPV above district level.

The rationale for using first range is explained in “Thermostability of vaccines”.

What is the reason for use of second range (-15C -25C) for OPV and some freeze-dried vaccines?

Could (-5C -15C) or (-10C -20C) or other T range work instead?

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