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World’s Largest Vaccination Reminder Service Launched

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), the largest and most representative association of pediatricians in India, to announced the formal launch of the world’s largest vaccination reminder service for its flagship programme, ImmunizeIndia, a national, non-profit initiative that aims to prevent 500,000 child deaths and disabilities by 2018.


The IAP-ImmunizeIndia programme is a unique initiative that leverages the outreach of mobile technology and penetration of mobile phones across the country to raise awareness and deliver critical alerts about an essential health service. This reminder service will be available free of cost to parents across the country and they can opt-in to the service by sending a text message by SMS to the national short code 566778 from any mobile network in India, in the following format:

Immunize <Babys pet name> < Space> <Babys date of birth>

They will receive an immediate confirmation and text message reminders for 12 years, following the prescribed immunization schedule – 3 reminders are sent, at 2 day intervals, for each vaccination due.


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