National Vaccination Day

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National Vaccination Day in India in 2023
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Dates of National Vaccination Day
2024 India Saturday, March 16thNational Vaccination Day
2023 India Thursday, March 16thNational Vaccination Day
2022 India Wednesday, March 16thNational Vaccination Day
2021 India Tuesday, March 16thNational Vaccination Day
2020 India Monday, March 16thNational Vaccination Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Vaccination Day.

National Vaccination Day is observed annually on March 16th in India. The occasion is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of vaccination.

Multiple events are organised on this day across the nation to spread awareness about the significance of vaccines among citizens.

On March 16th 1995 the first dose of oral polio vaccine was given in India. National Immunisation Day or Vaccination Day celebrates the Pulse Polio Programme of the government. This vaccination drive had immense importance as it aimed to eradicate polio from the country.

As part of the Pulse Polio Programme, two drops of oral polio vaccination were given to children under six, and in 2014, the World Health Organization announced that India has become a polio-free nation.

The last case of polio was recorded in Bengal in the year 2011 and since then India has undertaken various vaccination drives against diseases like tetanus, mumps and  TB.

National Vaccination Day highlights the importance of vaccination to fight against life-threatening diseases. It also makes people aware that the role of vaccination cannot be overlooked.

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