Tag: Headcount of children to improve immunisation coverage


Headcount of children to improve immunisation coverage To ensure that no child has missed out on vaccine doses or is left out of routine immunisation, a headcount through a door-to-door survey has started across Tamil Nadu.  Village Health Nurses (VHNS) are making household visits to identify drop-out/left-out children aged below five. Childhood immunisation under the Universal Immunisation Programme, which was affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, has bounced back with focused measures. 'Three initiatives' The Intensified Mission Indradhanush, through which measures are being taken for identifying left-out children.  A total of 11 vaccines for 12 diseases will be administered till the age of five, data from the headcount would be entered into U-WIN, a platform for monitoring routine immunisation of children, to help in further follow-up. The second initiative for improving immunisation was the expansion to the entire State of the U-WIN portal, which was piloted in Erode and Dindigul. Third, Focus will be on two indicators for Measles-Rubella (MR) elimination. The first indicator is to ensure 95% coverage for MR vaccination. Secondly, There is need to have a non-measles, non-rubella discard rate of more than two per million population.