CMC organizes Advanced Vaccinology course
The Sixth Advanced Vaccinology Course in India (INDVAC) 2015 has been started by Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore which will continue for 10 days.
Dr. Anuradha, who is the Course Director of the programme, was one among the very few doctors from India to have went through the two-week Advanced Course in Vaccinology in France in 2010.
No vaccine was introduced by India in its National Immunisation Schedule between 1985 and 2010. This scenario will change as the country is all set to introduce various vaccines like Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (vaccine against pneumonia and Rotavirus Vaccine (a vaccine to prevent deaths due to diarrhoea)
According to Dr. Anurada, the Government of India is planning to introduce various vaccines under the National Immunization Programme. Some of the vaccines are Rotavirus Vaccine, Injectable Polio Vaccine and a vaccine against Japanese encephalitis.
The clinical trials for the Rotavirus Vaccine has been conducted and completed by three institutes namely, CMC, Society for Applied Studies, Kolkata and the KEM Hospital, Pune.
The programme will witness participation from thirty-nine medical faculty members including paediatricians, infectious disease and community health specialists and various other representatives from international organizations like UNISEF, MSF France and WHO.