National Vaccination Day 2023: History and Theme

National Vaccination Day 2021
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National Vaccination Day 2023: History and Theme – Every year, National Vaccination Day or National Immunization Day is observed in India on March 16. the day aims to raise awareness about the importance of vaccines in the healthcare system. The day also creates awareness regarding how effective vaccinations are to prevent deadly diseases.

National Vaccination Day: Purpose

  • The main purpose of this day is to convey the importance of vaccination to the entire nation and to create awareness about the necessity of immunisation against not just the deadly Poliovirus.
  • National Vaccination Day marks the importance of vaccination in to fight against life-threatening diseases and educates people about how the role of vaccination cannot be overlooked.

National Vaccination Day 2023: Date

  • This year, National Vaccination Day falls on Wednesday, 16 March 2023.

National Vaccination Day: Theme 2021

  • The Theme of National Vaccination Day 2023 has not been decided yet.
  • The theme 2021 of National Vaccination Day is both Polio eradication as well as the current COVID-19 threat.

National Vaccination Day: History

  • In 1995, The first dose of the oral polio vaccine was administered in India.
  • National immunisation day or Vaccination Day celebrates the start of the Pulse Polio Programme of the government which helped eradicate polio from the country.

What is immunization 

  • immunization is a process through which an individual’s immune system becomes fortified against foreign harm causing agent. (according to the WHO (World Health Organization))

National Vaccination Day: Quotes

If you want to save your child from polio, you can pray or you can inoculate. … Choose science. ― Carl Sagan
It’s important for children to be vaccinated so that they have the opportunity to become adults. ― Brad McKay
Misinformation or distrust of vaccines can be like a contagion that can spread as fast as measles. — Theresa Tam
With infectious disease, without vaccines, there’s no safety in numbers ― Seth Berkley
Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing. ― Jeffrey Kluger

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