December 2022: Karnataka state runs JE vaccination drive

India’s Karnataka state held a vaccination drive against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) December 5-26, targeting 4.8 million children ages 1 to 15. The drive focused on schools during the first week and then expanded to health institutions, childcare centers and communities. The campaign will provide one dose of JE vaccine; in the state’s 10 endemic districts, a first dose is given to children age 9 months and a second at 18 months as part of the universal immunization program. To date, the state has recorded 21 cases of JE. Hindustan Times; Times of India

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