❇️ 16 March
🧬 National Vaccination Day
National Immunisation Day
राष्ट्रीय टीकाकरण दिवस
Theme 2021 : “VaccinesWork for All”.
🧬This day which is also known as National Immunisation Day is celebrated on March 16 to mark India's victory against the disease, polio.
🧬The day is observed to celebrate the Indian government's Pulse Polio Campaign which was an initiative to eradicate polio from the country.
🧬 On this day, the first dose of Oral Polio Vaccine was given in India in 1995.
🧬 In 2014 India became a Polio free country.
🧬 Polio : Viral Disease
🧬 Jonas Edward Salk : developed one of the first successful polio vaccines.
🧬 First oral polio vaccine (OPV) developed by Dr. Albert Sabin and first used in 1961.
🏢 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
( MoHFW + MoST + MoES ) + Science & Technology + Earth Science
▪️ Harsh Vardhan
▪️ Constituency : Chandni Chowk, Delhi