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Venue: Shanti Ashram Via Online Platform
Date: 11th June 2021

19th Interactive Knowledge update on Awareness & Importance of

Covid-19 Vaccination 


The World Health Organization’s Programme on Communicable Diseases provides technical guidance and aims at setting up or strengthening ongoing control of common diseases, reducing transmission, mortality, morbidity and human suffering, and gradually eliminating these diseases so that they cease to be a public health problem across the world. Thanks to the advent of vaccines and proven methods of prevention.

Vaccines and immunization: Immunization is a key component of primary health care and an indisputable human right. Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines reduce risks of getting a disease by working with body’s natural defenses to build protection. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds. We now have vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases (WHO).

Coronavirus disease (COVID 19) and Vaccine: The world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. As WHO and partners work together on the response — tracking the pandemic, advising on critical interventions, distributing vital medical supplies to those in need-they are racing to share vaccines across the world.

# Vaccine for All is therefore a shared aspiration at ICPH and Shanti Ashram.

There are several safe and effective vaccines that prevent people from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. This is one part of managing COVID-19, Even after you’re vaccinated, keep taking precautions: Continue to take actions to slow and eventually stop the spread of the virus:

  • Keep at least 1 meter from others
  • Wear a mask, especially in crowded, closed and poorly ventilated settings.
  • Clean your hands frequently
  • Cover any cough or sneeze in your bent elbow
  • When indoors with others, ensure good ventilation, such as by opening a window

Covid-19 vaccination drive at ICPH of Shanti Ashram:  The Indian government launched the Covid -19 vaccine drive on 15th of January, 2021.  ICPH has been involved both at the policy level as well as in coordinating vaccination sessions in partnership with the Government. 13 vaccination sessions have been conducted January 24th, 2021. We have been also organizing awareness campaigns and interactive sessions to increase awareness and reduce vaccine hesitancy around COVID 19 Vaccination. Simultaneously, we have been identifying subsets of population at risk and data bases are being created for vaccination on priority basis. They include frontline workers, elders, single parents, families living with HIV, people with co-morbidities and young volunteers who are part of COVID 19 response on the ground.

Support us at ICPH and Shanti Ashram in organizing more vaccination sessions as well in reducing vaccine hesitancy!


Updated materials:  VACCINE-FOR-ALL-A-COVID19-Public-Health-Intervention-27.9.2021.pdf


Time Events
3.15pm Assembling and Call to Dialogue
3.30 Welcome and Goals by Mr.Vijayaragavan, Head, Youth Leadership Programme, Shanti Ashram
3.35 Voices from the young people who have received vaccination
3.50 About Covid-19 vaccination by
Dr.Kezevino Aram, President, Shanti Ashram
Ms.Ranisha, Nutrition Counselor, ICPH
4.15 Q and A by Ms.Deepalakshmi Kumaradevan, Head, Bala Shanti Programme, Shanti Ashram
4.30 Wrap up by Dr.Subhadra Iyengar, Coordinator, Public Health Desk, ICPH