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National Vaccination Day 2023: H3N2 virus and flu vaccination in India, Details Inside

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National Vaccination Day 2023: Every year on March 16, the country observes National Vaccination Day or National Immunisation Day to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines in human health. It emphasizes the importance of vaccines in the fight against fatal diseases and recognizes and appreciates the hard work of doctors and frontline healthcare workers in ensuring that every child is vaccinated.

History and significance
On March 16, 1995, the first dose of the oral polio vaccine was administered in India. Thus, National Immunization Day, also known as Vaccination Day, commemorates the start of the government’s Pulse Polio Program, which helped eradicate polio from the country.

National Vaccination Day is observed to raise public awareness about the benefits of vaccination for both children and adults. Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing and controlling highly infectious diseases. It also emphasises the importance of getting vaccinated and encourages people to stay healthy.

Even as more variants took over, India recently witnessed how one vaccine helped almost every citizen of the country become immune to Covid-19. In the country, 2,20,64,71,236 Covid vaccines have been administered to date.

 

National Vaccination Day 2023: H3N2 virus and flu vaccination in India, Details Inside

With the horrors of the COVID pandemic still fresh in people’s minds, the H3N2 influenza virus, which has claimed two lives in India this year, has put citizens and the government on high alert once more. The fact that H3N2 causes the flu and has the potential to cause an epidemic has heightened the country’s health officials’ concern.

Also Read: Influenza A subtype: H3N2 influenza Symptoms, precautions, dos and don’ts

Every year, India experiences two peaks of seasonal influenza, one from January to March and the other in the post-monsoon season, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The government has estimated that seasonal influenza cases will begin to decline by the end of March. H3N2 is a seasonal influenza virus subtype.

 

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