Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) is being included in the regular vaccination program to protect children from pneumococcal disease. This will help protect children from pneumonia and brain infections, which are diseases caused by pneumococcus bacteria. A meeting of the District Level Task Force was held today under the chairmanship of Collector and District Health Committee President Shri Shiv Anant Tayal. The Collector said that the help of Anganwadi workers would be taken for vaccination. In the meeting held in the Collectorate meeting, the Chief Medical and Health Officer of the district, Dr. SK Sharma told that a target has been set to immunize 1500 children in the district. He stated that pneumonia is a major cause of death of children below 5 years which can be due to many reasons. Pneumococcus is the main cause of pneumonia caused by bacteria. PCV to their children Get three vaccines, first vaccine in one and a half months, second vaccine at three and a half months and booster vaccine at 9 months. Make sure your child has PCV for protection against disease. Do not miss any dose of. Dr. Sharma told that PCV. There is a safe vaccine, just like other vaccines, it can also cause mild fever or redness at the place of the vaccine after vaccination to your children.
It was told in the meeting that it is a respiratory infection caused by pneumonia, which can cause inflammation in the lungs. It is difficult to breathe and lacks oxygen in the body. P.C.V. Vaccination will help prevent diseases and death caused by pneumococcus in children. Children younger than two years are at risk of serious pneumococcal disease, but the greatest risk is in children younger than one year. Vaccination can be avoided.
District Immunization Officer Dr. Sharad Kohade while giving detailed information through computer based presentation said that PCV. The vaccine will be administered free of cost to children in all government hospitals, dispensaries, primary health centres, community health centers and vaccination sessions under the routine immunization programme. At the meeting, District Panchayat Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Rita Yadav, District Program Officer for Women and Child Development, Mr. Bidyadhar Patel, Chief Municipality Officer Mr. Hori Singh Thakur, District Program Manager Mrs. Anupama Tiwari, Project Officer of Women and Child Development Department and Block Medicine Officers (BMOs) were present.