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Vaccination reminder service for your baby via sms

http://www.immunizeindia.org/

Click on the above link for vaccine remider service

 

The world’s largest vaccination reminder service

IAP-Immunizeindia is the world’s largest vaccination reminder service, and is available free of cost to parents anywhere in India. It is a national non-profit initiative, promoted by Indian academy of Pediatrics.

IAP-Immunizeindia aims to prevent half a million child deaths and disabilities by 2018.

IAP-Immunizeindia is supported by Vodafone, which is the national telecom partner. IAP-Immunizeindia’s national press campaign, promotional posters in hospitals and clinics and promotional pamphlets are funded by an education grant from another leading Fortune 50 multinational corporation.

How to register for the service

Parents opt-in to the service by sending a text message by SMS to the national shortcode 566778 from any mobile phone in India, in the following format*** :

Immunize <Space> <Baby’s pet name> < Space> <Baby’s date of birth>

Example : Immunize Rekha 04-11-2013

The phone will immediately receive a confirmation message.

Text message reminders** will  be sent to the phone for 12 years, following the IAPCOI Immunization schedule.

3 reminders are sent, at 2 day intervals, for each vaccination that is due. An example of a reminder is – “Rekha is due for a vaccination this week, please do not forget to visit your doctor”**

Reason for the service

Over 2 Million children under the age of 5 die every year in India* and another 1 Million or more are disabled for life. ??

A major cause is that parents often forget to vaccinate the child on time, as most parents in India do not maintain a vaccination calendar for their child in a disciplined manner. Other reasons are-

            – parents’ misplaced priorities
– low awareness
– busy lifestyles
– forgetfulness
– social and cultural causes

Vaccination reminder services in several countries have been effective in increasing compliance by 20%. There are over 40 published scientific studies that prove the effectiveness of vaccination reminders.

India has 700 million mobile phones which support Text Message Service or SMS (every family has a phone). A well promoted, national, Text Message reminder service will be the the most cost effective method of  reminding parents that a vaccination is due.

Contact – For clarifications and support please send an email to info@immunizeindia.org

*     Source- Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS). 2006-2015, World Health Organization
**    Reminders do not advertise, recommend or promote any vaccine brands or products.
***   Service not available for phones outside India

 

Feel free to contact your pediatrician or contact us at our website www.mayaclinic.in

 

Regards

Dr Rahul varma

Newer Guidelines with few changes in IAP Immunization Schedule, October 2014

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“Few Changes in Immunization schedule for 2014″

1. at 9 months MMR in place of Measles, 2nd dose @ 15 months, no dose @ 5 years
2. Live Hep A single dose only , Killed to have 2 doses
3. Rotavirus, DTP vaccine , same stand as before
4. Typhioid-TCV cojugate can be started @ 9months with booster @ 2 years (No need to re vaccinate every 3 years).
5. Cervical Vaccination in 9-14 years, only 2 doses 6 months apart.

New IAP Vaccination Guidelines as per october 2014

For Parents , it is best to discuss with your child specialist. Your doctor is in best position to prepare vaccination schedule for your child as per latest recommendation.
 http://indianpediatrics.net/oct2014/785.pdf

Regards

Dr Rahul varma

 

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Immunize for a healthy future: know, check, protect.

Immunization week 2014

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World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24-30) – aims to promote one of the world’s most powerful tools for health – the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

The theme of the World Immunization Week 2014 campaign is “Are you up-to-date?”. The slogan and calls to action to be used on global materials are “Immunize for a healthy future – Know. Check. Protect.”

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Know, Check, Protect

 

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Know

  • why you need to get vaccinated
  • which vaccines you need
  • how, where and when you should get vaccinated
  • where you can go to find out more

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Check

  • whether you and family have had all the vaccines you need
  • when you need booster doses
  • whether you need any vaccines before travelling

 

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Protect

  • yourself and your family: get vaccinated

 

Details regarding latest Immunization schedule in INDIA.

http://www.iapindia.org/IMM%20Schedule.pdf

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Regards

Dr Rahul Varma

“Healthy kids, Happy Family”

 

Latest Immunization Schedule (IAP 2012)

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  • As parents we all have queries regarding immunization of our children.
  • Above mentioned hyperlink will tell you regarding latest immunization schedule in India as per Indian Academy of Pediatrics. It also have few salient features regarding important vaccines.
  • If any queries regarding immunization schedule , you can write to us, or consult your family Pediatrician.
  • There might be slight change in schedule as per requirement of your child.

Healthy kids, Happy family

Dr. Rahul Varma