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Mission Indradhanush 4.0: 11 districts selected for implementation

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Bengaluru: The Health Department has selected 11 districts to implement the Intensified Mission Indradhanush 4.0, which would see children aged 0 to 2 years old and pregnant women receive routine immunisation. The selected districts are Bengaluru Urban, areas under BBMP, Bagalkot, Ballari, Bidar, Chikkaballapura, Gadag, Kalaburagi, Davanagere, Vijayapura and Dakshina Kannada.

The campaign will be held in three rounds over seven working days from March 7, April 4, and May 9.

In the first round, the department aims to immunise 30,234 children and 7,521 pregnant women from unserved, low-coverage areas in cities, difficult-to-reach places, villages that missed routine immunisation owing to the Covid – 19 pandemic, high-risk areas, and so on.

“These include those living in areas such as urban slums with migration, brick kilns, construction sites, fisherman villages, forest dwellers, hilly areas, vaccine-preventable disease outbreak areas, vaccine hesitancy or refusal areas, peri-urban or border areas, mohallas, etc.,” stated a press release from the department.

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