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People above 18 years of age can get vaccine to prevent TB, Madhya Pradesh has received 95 lakh doses from the Government of India. PiPa News

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People above 18 years of age can get vaccine to prevent TB, Madhya Pradesh has received 95 lakh doses from the Government of India.

This also includes those who smoke and consume tobacco. Only one dose of the vaccine will be administered free of charge. Beneficiaries are identified by conducting a survey.

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Publication Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 07:52 PM (IST)

Updated Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 07:52 PM (IST)

Highlights

  1. A free dose starts in the second two weeks of February or March
  2. After this, the decision about vaccination will be made in the remaining districts.
  3. These districts are popularly elected.

Bhopal (State Office). For the first time in the state, people over 18 years of age will be vaccinated against TB. Vaccination will begin in the second two weeks of February or March. Initially 26 districts of the state were selected for this. After the vaccine is given here, its effect will be tested.

After this, the decision about vaccination will be made in the remaining districts. These districts are not selected based on any priority, but on the whole.

95 lakh doses were received from the Government of India for vaccination on Saturday. This vaccine will be administered to six categories of people at risk of TB.

This also includes those who smoke and consume tobacco. Only one dose of the vaccine will be administered free of charge. Beneficiaries are identified by conducting a survey.

Initially the vaccination will be given in these 26 districts

Agar Malwa, Ashok Nagar, Barwani, Bhind, Bhopal, Chhindwara, Damoh, Dewas, Gwalior, Harda, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Katni, Mandla, Morena, Narsinghpur, Panna, Raisen, Ratlam, Satna, Sehore, Shahdol, Sheopur, Singrauli, Tikamgarh and Umaria.

They can get this vaccine

People suffering from diabetes, smoking or drinking tobacco, people over 60 years of age, whose body mass index (BMI) is below 18 ie frail, with TB in the last five years and affected by TB since the year 2021. People who take care of people.

Vaccination against TB for adults starts in the second two weeks of February or March. Doses for this are also received. Five categories of people included in the risk group will be vaccinated.

Santosh Shukla, State Immunization Officer.

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