Dec. 3, 2019

Government of India launched nationwide vaccination drive to prevent eight diseases under Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 on December 2, 2019.


  • The scheme is aimed at immunizing children under the age of 2 years and pregnant women against eight vaccine preventable diseases.

  • The IMI covers vaccines for diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, measles, meningitis and Hepatitis B. Vaccines for Japanese encephalitis and hemophilus influenza are also being provided in selected areas.

  • The IMI 2.0 aims to achieve targets of full immunization coverage in 272 districts spread over 27 States.

  • The Immunization activity under IMI 2.0 will be carried out in 4 rounds between December 2019 and March 2020.

  • Under this campaign, vaccination services will be provided free of cost to the drop out and left out children and pregnant women.