Impact of COVID-19 on National Health Programs: Status of Routine Immunization [book]

Vanitha N
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected day to day life and is slowing down the global economy. Number of children receiving lifesaving vaccine in the world has alarming decreased due to COVID -19 pandemic. These disruptions can hamper the progress achieved in prevention of various infectious diseases. Millions of children are saved from the grip of infectious diseases like polio and measles, and annually, around 2 to 3 million deaths are being averted. Routine immunization
more » ... , mass vaccination campaigns, catch up, and mop up sessions through outreach activities form part of the vaccine delivery strategies. An efforts to be made by the government to adaptstrategies to continue routine immunization services, ensuring safety of communities and healthworkers
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.14619264.v1 fatcat:7q4ihtw3xjbkriq5hsezomn4vy