Vij releases awareness comic


DW BUREAU Anil Vij, Home and Health Minister of Haryana, released the IEC Comic ? 'KIDs, VAAYU and CORONA: Covid Variants vs. Vaccine Warriors ' to inform parents and children about the COVID19 vaccine and immunization. This comic is a joint publication from Panjab University, Chandigarh and PGIMER, Chandigarh. Anil Vij, Home and Health Minister of Haryana, highlighted that routine immunization saves millions of lives every year through vaccines. He stressed that this comic will raises awareness about the vaccine and how they work by enhancing the body's natural defense and providing protection against over 20 life-threatening diseases such as Measles, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Influenza. He mentioned that the IEC Comic ? 'KIDs, VAAYU and CORONA: Covid Variants vs. Vaccine Warriors ' will clear the doubts of children and their parents about the clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine for children. He further added that children could play a key role in motivating their parents about COVID-appropriate behavior and addressing vaccine hesitancy. These pictorial comics are conceptualized and developed by Dr. Ravindra Khaiwal, Additional Professor, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Dr. Suman Mor, Chairperson and Associate Professor, Department of Environment Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The authors mentioned that children communicate more effectively and can be our heroes to create awareness about COVID-19 prevention and the role of the vaccine in disease control. This comic is the sixth in the series and authors have already released four comics. The comic part 1 - Who wins the fights and Part 2: Can we defeat pandemic were released by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, in early March 2020. Later Part 3- Heroes of lockdown was released by V.P. Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab, whereas part 4 - COVID appropriate behavior was made public by Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Education Minister of India. Prof (Dr) VK Paul, Member Health, NITI Aayog, released the comic 6 Rise of Vaccine ? Fall of Corona was released in February 2021. (


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