Immunization

Immunization of infants and children against six vaccine-preventable diseases protect children from - poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertusis, tetanus, tuberculosis and measles. These are major preventable causes of child mortality, disability, morbidity and related malnutrition. Immunization of pregnant women against tetanus reduces maternal and neonatal mortality. The fixed immunisation day for our State is Wednesday . The AWW assists the health functionaries in coverage of the target population for immunization. She helps in the organization of fixed-day immunization sessions, maintains the immunization register and follows up to ensure full coverage.