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National Vaccine Policy: ethical equity issues

Jayakrishnan T

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2013.054


The ministry of health and family welfare published the national vaccination policy in April 2011. The policy document drew severe criticism from several public health experts. A review of the print and web-based literature on the national vaccine policy was done and the issues of ethics and equity involved in introducing new vaccines under the Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) were studied.

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