National Vaccination Day 2024: Date, theme, history, significance and more

Every year, on March 16, India observes National Vaccination Day. This day holds immense significance in the country’s healthcare system as it commemorates the launch of the first dose of oral polio vaccine in India by Dr. Jonas Salk on March 16, 1995. Since then, the nation has made significant strides in its vaccination efforts, combating various infectious diseases and promoting public health. As India continues its journey towards achieving universal immunisation coverage, individuals need to recognise¬†the importance of vaccination, stay informed, and take proactive steps to protect themselves and their communities. Here are the theme, history, significance, and activities to celebrate on this National Vaccination Day.

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