Universal Immunization Program

Intensified Mission Indradhanush

Keeping up with its commitment to improve immunization coverage and addressing equity, MoHFW, GoI has implemented various intensification strategies including its flagship program, “Mission Indradhanush” launched in December 2014. Mission Indradhanush aimed to fully immunize more than 90% of new-borns by 2020 through innovative and planned approaches to reach all children. Under Mission Indradhanush, all the vaccines provided under Universal Immunization Program were administered to children and pregnant women. A total of 528 districts were covered during the various phases of Mission Indradhanush. (Click here to view the detail)

Innovation : मिशन इंद्रधनुष: संपूर्ण टीकाकरण की ओर बढ़ते कदम  

Universal Immunization Program


Universal Immunization Program (UIP) Mission to provide high quality immunization services to all communities in order to prevent mortality, morbidity and disability from diseases that are preventable through the optimum use of vaccines currently available and vaccines that become available from time to time

  • District level orientation training including Hep B ,Measles & JE for 2 days ANM, Multipurpose Health worker (Male ),LHV,Health Assistant (Male /Female ), Nurse ,Midwives, BEEs & other staff
  • The Inactivated PolioVirus(IPV) vaccine in Immunization schedule in U.T Chandigarh w.e.f 25th April 2016

Advertisement on Pulse Polio round in UT Chandigarh The next SNID round for Pulse Polio has been scheduled on 22nd and 23rd Nov. 2015

India's Universal Immunization Program (U.I.P.) is one of the largest in the world in terms of quantities of vaccine used, the number of beneficiaries, the number of Immunization session organized, the geographical spread and diversity of areas covered. The national policy of Immunization of all children during the first year of life with DPT, OPV, BCG to complete the series of primary vaccination before reaching the age of one year was adopted in 1978 with the lunching of EPI to increase the Immunization coverage in infancy to 80%. Universal Immunization program UIP was lunched in 1985 in a phased manner. The measles vaccine was added in 1985 and in 1990 Vit A supplementation was added to the program.


For Pregnant Women  


Early in pregnancy
TT-2 4 weeks after TT-1 (To be given before 36 weeks of pregnancy)
TT-Booster If pregnancy occur within three years or last TT vaccination (To be given before 36 weeks of pregnancy)
For Infants  
BCG, At birth (for institutional deliveries).
Hep-B0 At birth if delivery is in an institution
OPV-0 At birth if delivery is in an institution
OPV-1st, 2nd & 3rd At 6 weeks, 10 weeks & 14 weeks
Pentavalent -1st,2nd & 3rd At 6 weeks, 10 weeks & 14 weeks
Measles – 1st Dose 9-12 months
Vitamin-A (1st Dose) At 9 months with measles
For children  
DPT Booster 16-24 months
OPV Booster 16-24 months
Measles - 2nd 16-24 months
Vitamin – A (2nd to 5th dose) 16 months with DPT/ OPV booster 24 month, 30 months and 36 months
DPT Booster 5 years,
TT 10 Years & 16 Years

Newer Vaccines in UIP  In CHANDIGARH.

  • Introduction of IPV: - IPV is the inactivated polio viruses vaccine and contains all three types of killed polio viruses. It is therefore very important that the selected cohort of children between 14 weeks to 1 year get one dose of IPV with the third dose of OPV during routine immunization sessions.

A State Level workshop for the introduction of IPV for U.T Chandigarh was held on 21st August 2015 at Hotel Taj, Sector-17 under the chairperson ship of the Worthy Health-cum-Home Secretary, U.T Chandigarh.

  • Launch of Pentavalent Vaccine in U.T Chandigarh:-

Liquid Pentavalent Vaccine is a Vaccine Having 5 Antigen (DPT+Hep B+Hib) in a single Formulation. It is a multi dose Vial (10 Doses) that replaced previously existing vaccines at age of 6th, 10th& 14thweeks of children.ThisPentavalent vaccine was launched on 17th July 2015 by the worthy Advisor to Administrator & Health-cum- Home Secretary, U.T Chandigarh

Pulse Polio Campaign for Year 2015-16.

Sr. No



Children Vaccinated


18-20th January 2015

 National Immunization Day



22 -24th  February 2015

 National Immunization Day



26- 27th   April

Sub National Immunization Day



21-22nd June

Sub National Immunization Day



2-23rd  November

Sub National Immunization Day



17-19th  January 2016

National Immunization Day



21- 23rd February 2016

National Immunization Day


8  2nd to 4th April 2017 National Immunization Day 99152

Inauguration of the February NID round was done by worthy Health-cum-Home Secretary, Mr. Anurag Aggarwal, IAS. And Next SNID (Sub national Immunization Campaign) is Scheduled on 29th May & 25th September 2016.


ADVERSE EVENTS FOLLOWING IMMUNIZATION (AEFI) is a medical incident that takes place after an immunization, causes concern and is believed to be caused by immunization. An AEFI may occur because of Programmatic errors or sensitivity to vaccine or it may occur coincidentally.

A District level AEFI Committee has been constituted to  oversee  the AEFIs management, evaluation and its proper reporting in Case Reporting Format (CRF), Preliminary Information Report (PIR) and Final Investigation Report (FIR) so that Govt. of India may be informed accordingly.


To strengthen AFP reporting in Chandigarh, following 15 reporting centres have been notified:

1. Deptt.of Pediatrics, PGI-12,

2. Deptt.of Pediatrics, GMCH-32

3. Deptt.of Pediatrics, GMSH-16

4. Police Hospital-26

5. Community Health Centre 22

6. Community Health Centre Manimajra

7. Civil Dispensary 20

8. Civil Dispensary Dadumajra

9. ESI Dispensary-29

10.ESI Model Hospital Ram Darbar

11.Civil Dispensary Ram Darbar

12. Rural Health Training Centre Palsora

13. Urban Health Training Centre Indira Colony

14. Civil Dispensary Mauli Jagran

15. CH, 45




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Immunization Status (along with Targets & Antigen wise service delivery status)
Immunization (HMIS ) Reporting  Coverage 2014-15 %age coverage against the estimated yearly targets (18000) Coverage 2015-16 %age coverage against the estimated yearly targets (18000) Coverage 2016-17 %age coverage against the estimated yearly targets (19000) Coverage 2017-18(upto Jan) %age coverage against the estimated yearly targets(19000) 
BCG 26633 147.96 27681 153.78 28115 147.97 23711 149.75
DPT1/Pentavalent Coverage1  19221 106.78 18416 102.31 17269 90.88 13022 82.24
DPT2/Pentavalent Coverage 2 17052 94.73 16923 94.01 15722 82.75 12133 76.63
DPT3/Pentavalent Coverage 3 17217 95.65 16563 92.01 15056 79.24 11867 74.95
OPV 0 (Birth Dose) 26641 141.83 26898 149.43 27024 142.23 23451 148.11
OPV1 17201 70.33 17587 97.70 17216 90.61 13023 82.25
OPV2 15676 87.52 16352 90.84 15703 82.65 12140 76.67
OPV3 15848 88.04 16028 89.04 14996 78.93 11854 74.87
Measles+MR 16205 90.03 16366 90.92 15946 83.93 13130 82.93
Full Immunization  16060 89.22 16190 89.94 15806 83.19 13296 83.97


Dr. Sangeeta Ajay

District Immunization Officer, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh

Address:District Family Welfare Bureau, 4th Floor, New Administrative Block, GMSH, Sector 16, Chandigarh

Telephone:0172-2701524, 0172-2702924(Office)

E-Mail Address:diochd[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]in


Updated On: 01/09/2019 - 12:36
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