Nadda to launch rotavirus vaccine in Odisha today


Bhubaneswar: Union Health minister JP Nadda will launch the rotavirus vaccine in Odisha today as part of the central government’s routine immunisation programme for protecting children from diarrhea.

During his visit, the health minister will also visit the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and hold a review meeting.

According to sources, the government, along with Unicef, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other stakeholders are launching the rotavirus vaccination program under which an estimated 8.53 lakh children under the age of one year will be administered the vaccine annually.

The program will also be launched in Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

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