SRINAGAR: On occasion of world Immunization Day, a webinar was organised by Government Medical College Srinagar.
The webinar was coordinated and conducted by Department of Community Medicine with departments of medicine, gynaecology & obstetrics and paediatrics of Government Medical College Srinagar and SMO WHO NPSP Kashmir &Ladakh. The webinar was inaugurated by Prof.Samia Rashid, principal and dean, GMC Srinagar.
Dr. S. Muhammad Salim Khan, Professor and HOD Community Medicine gave the key note and emphasized on national policy on adult Immunization in addition to universal Immunization program among children and pregnant women.
Dr. Ruqia Quansar, lecturer Community Medicine and organising secretary gave an overview of adult Immunization and its role in prevention of various vaccine preventable diseases. Dr. Sobia Nisar, assistant professor medicine department and geriatric medicine expert discussed in detail the importance of Immunization among adult population as there’s increase in life expectancy and demand better quality of life among this vulnerable age group.
Dr. Suhail Ahmad Naik, lecturer department of paediatrics deliberated on Vaccination of adolescents especially on administration of Tdap, HPV and hepatitis-B.
Dr. Farzana Bashir, lecturer, department of gynaecology & obstetrics discussed about safety of Vaccination during pregnancy especially COVID vaccine. She talked about Dos & Don’t of vaccination during pregnancy.
Dr. Ashiq Rashid Mir, surveillance medical officer, WHO NPSP Kashmir & Ladakh deliberated on vaccine hesitancy.
The webinar was conducted under aegis of J&K branches of Indian association of preventive and social medicine (IAPSM) and Indian public health association (IPHA).