National Vaccination Day 2021
Team Udayavani, Mar 16, 2021, 3:09 PM IST
March 16 is observed as National Vaccination Day by the Government of India every year. The first official celebration of this day was on March 16, 1995, after the Pulse Polio polio immunization programme became operational.
The government of India seeks to raise awareness about the necessity of immunization against major viral diseases that we don’t have natural immunity against, through national vaccination day.
The theme this year is Polio eradication as well as the current COVID-19 threat.
India has been a world pioneer in #vaccine development & caters to 60% of the world’s vaccine requirement. Even to tackle #COVID19, India has emerged as the dominant supplier of vaccines that can protect people from the novel coronavirus. #NationalVaccinationDay2021 pic.twitter.com/UFP9avMWRn
— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (@kiranshaw) March 16, 2021
An emotional moment for the team at @SerumInstIndia as the first shipments of #Covishield finally leave for multiple locations across India. pic.twitter.com/AmrZLesmj5
— Adar Poonawalla (@adarpoonawalla) January 12, 2021
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