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India wants to achieve 90% immunisation coverage by 2020. Step 1: remove vaccine hesitancy.

The country, still home to the highest number of unvaccinated children, is embarking upon an intensified vaccination drive with Indradhanush 2.0. As the government and health organisations gear up for the task, the first — and daunting — challenge they will face is to shake people up from their reluctance towards vaccination.
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An India health worker gives a vaccine for measles and rubella to a student at a government school in Assam. Getty Images
An India health worker gives a vaccine for measles and rubella to a student at a government school in Assam.
By Davinder Gill Time and again, it has been proven that vaccination is not only cost-effective but an easy way to prevent deaths and save lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that vaccination can prevent at least 2 million to 3 million deaths worldwide, and an additional 1.5 million lives could be saved by expanding global vaccination coverage.
that aim to deliver life-saving vaccines. Without trust, even the best science and public-health strategies can go in vain. Therefore, there is a need to work towards building vaccine confidence and play a role in rewriting its history. Davinder Gill is CEO, Hilleman Laboratories, a global non-profit for vaccine research and development. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)
By Davinder Gill Time and again, it has been proven that vaccination is not only cost-effective but an easy way to prevent deaths and save lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that vaccination can prevent at least 2 million to 3 million deaths worldwide, and an additional 1.5 million lives could be saved by expanding global vaccination coverage. that aim to deliver life-saving vaccines. Without trust, even the best science and public-health strategies can go in vain. Therefore, there is a need to work towards building vaccine confidence and play a role in rewriting its history. Davinder Gill is CEO, Hilleman Laboratories, a global non-profit for vaccine research and development. ( Graphics by Mohammad Arshad)

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