Sanofi launches VaxLine to support child vaccination in India during COVID
VaxLine is a tele-counselling facility with a toll-free number 1800 123 5011 that registers a parent’s missed call and allows a VaxLine health expert to return the call within 24 hours.
VaxLine is a tele-counselling facility with a toll-free number 1800 123 5011 that registers a parent's missed call and allows a VaxLine health expert to return the call within 24 hours.
The VaxLine website (https://bit.ly/VaxLine) addresses questions on interrupted vaccination and routine immunization including guidance on what parents can do till they re-start the vaccination schedule of their children.
Annapurna Das, Country Head India, Cluster Head South Asia, Sanofi Pasteur said, "The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our daily lives. Visits to the pediatricians have been interrupted. Disruption to routine immunizations, even for brief periods, could increase vulnerability of partially vaccinated children to vaccine-preventable diseases. VaxLine is our endeavour to address the needs of anxious parents on managing delayed immunization. While delayed vaccination is manageable, parents need to be aware that irrespective of schools re-opening, it is important that they plan catch-up vaccination as soon as it is feasible and safe."
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), immunization is an essential health service and should be continued even during the current pandemic. The Ministry has also issued guidelines on vaccination during COVID-19 period.