Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Steps Taken for Strengthening Universal Immunisation Programme

Posted On: 10 AUG 2021 1:45PM by PIB Delhi

Government has taken a numbers of steps for strengthening Routine Immunization and ensuring that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, immunization programme is properly implemented and access to immunization services remains uninterrupted, these include:

  • Development and dissemination of National guidelines to safely continue immunization services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Appropriate communication material has been developed and shared with the States and UTs for addressing vaccine hesitancy and strengthening routine immunization with due precautions, during COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • Supply chain of vaccines and other logistics has been ensured during COVID-19 pandemic.

 

  • In addition, Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI-3.0) was also conducted in February 2021 & March 2021, to cover the unvaccinated and partially vaccinated children. These efforts have contributed in reduction of immunization gap coverage.

 

  • States/UTs have been asked to prepare specific plans to improve Full Immunization Coverage and to ensure designated days in a week only for Routine Immunization activity.

The number of children fully immunized as reported by State/UTs in HMIS portal under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), State/UT-wise in 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 is as below.

 

Number of Children Fully Immunized, State/UT wise for 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2020-21

S. No.

States/UTs

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

1

A & N Islands

4,249

3,956

3,959

2

Andhra Pradesh

8,46,935

8,22,839

7,73,335

3

Arunachal Pradesh

18,896

19,410

18,349

4

Assam

5,95,599

5,98,636

5,99,176

5

Bihar

22,70,485

27,68,372

26,03,914

6

Chandigarh

18,249

15,773

13,908

7

Chhattisgarh

5,67,009

5,86,951

5,86,717

8

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

8,386

8,132

7,282

Daman & Diu

5,314

4,680

4,321

9

Delhi

2,98,300

3,12,742

2,49,718

10

Goa

19,708

20,330

17,990

11

Gujarat

11,56,814

11,73,928

11,47,656

12

Haryana

4,93,690

5,34,414

5,11,337

13

Himachal Pradesh

1,01,694

99,971

99,805

14

Jammu & Kashmir

2,01,858

2,22,921

2,18,290

15

Jharkhand

6,53,490

7,83,410

6,97,063

16

Karnataka

10,54,412

10,54,456

10,68,403

17

Kerala

4,63,420

4,56,525

4,45,978

18

Ladakh

3,080

3,982

3,987

19

Lakshadweep

1,024

989

1,128

20

Madhya Pradesh

14,69,827

17,67,769

17,07,861

21

Maharashtra

18,25,376

19,02,253

18,32,216

22

Manipur

34,977

37,816

33,636

23

Meghalaya

42,033

74,872

78,280

24

Mizoram

15,707

17,870

18,754

25

Nagaland

14,097

16,286

15,849

26

Odisha

6,92,322

6,75,322

6,85,232

27

Puducherry

14,928

14,456

13,556

28

Punjab

3,73,911

3,93,111

4,01,814

29

Rajasthan

14,00,496

13,43,164

13,32,369

30

Sikkim

7,628

6,807

7,210

31

Tamil Nadu

9,36,583

9,41,886

9,12,314

32

Telangana

6,05,665

6,29,948

6,04,951

33

Tripura

46,781

48,546

46,278

34

Uttarakhand

1,82,943

1,76,282

1,78,057

35

Uttar Pradesh

50,23,234

54,60,112

49,25,100

36

West Bengal

13,91,491

14,13,104

13,56,210

 

India

2,28,60,611

2,44,12,021

2,32,22,003

Data Source- Health Management Information System (HMIS) as on 21st July 2021

 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Dr Bharti Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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MV

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