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Polio to Covid-19: What accounts for India’s vaccination success story?

Despite multiple challenges, vaccination is a great Indian public health success story. Advocacy, capacity building, investment in research and manufacturing, community and media engagement, and social mobilization have over the decades helped India make ‘every child count’.ndia has achieved remarkable feats with childhood vaccination, and continues to do so with Covid-19 vaccination. File

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India’s success with immunization is an achievement not only for the country but also for the world. India has consistently contributed to the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by focusing on the immunization of newborns, infants, children, and pregnant women. Under its Universal Immunization Programme (UIP), India provides vaccines against 11 diseases nationally and one disease sub-nationally, targeting close to 2.7 crore newborns and 2.9 crore pregnant women every year.

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