Nadda to launch rotavirus vaccine in Odisha tomorrow

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

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

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.