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Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0 Concluded

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 14-10-2023
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The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare concluded the fifth phase of the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI 5.0) campaign, which is the flagship routine immunization drive.

Intensified Mission Indradhanush 5.0

  • IMI 5.0 ensures missed-out and dropped out children and pregnant women receive routine immunization services across the country. 
  • This year, the vaccination campaign includes all districts and children up to 5 years old, compared to previous campaigns that targeted children up to 2 years old.
  • IMI 5.0 campaign aims to improve immunization coverage for all vaccines provided under the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) according to the National Immunization Schedule (NIS).

There is a focus on improving Measles and Rubella vaccination coverage to achieve Measles and Rubella elimination by 2023. Additionally, the U-WIN digital platform will be piloted for routine immunization across all districts in the country.



Measles is a viral infection that spreads very easily from person to person. It is caused by a single-stranded, enveloped RNA virus with only one serotype. Measles virus infects only humans, making them the only natural hosts for this disease.


Rubella is an illness caused by the virus RuV. The condition leads to skin irritation, mild fever and various other signs. It's easily spread from one individual to another.

What is Mission Indradhanush? 

Mission Indradhanush was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on December 25, 2014.

  • Under the Universal Immunization Program (UIP), a special catch-up campaign is conducted in areas with low immunization coverage to vaccinate all children and pregnant women who were left out or dropped out of Routine Immunization.
  • The task of achieving full immunisation coverage is being fulfilled by an integrated and committed task force. 

Objective of the Mission Indradhanush

Objective of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure high coverage of children and pregnant women with all available vaccines throughout the country.

  • The Universal Immunization Programme offers free life-saving vaccines to all children across the country. These vaccines protect them from diseases such as Tuberculosis, Polio, Hepatitis B, Pneumonia, Meningitis, Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib), Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Measles, Rubella, Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Rotavirus diarrhoea and Rubella, JE, and Rotavirus vaccine in select states and districts.

NOTE: India's Immunization Program is one of the largest public health initiatives globally. Originally launched as the Expanded Program on Immunization in 1978, it was renamed the Universal Immunization Program in 1985 when it was extended beyond urban areas.

  • The Ministry is receiving technical support from WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International, and other donor partners.

Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI)

The Government of India has initiated the Intensified Mission Indradhanush (IMI) with the aim of providing immunization to every child below the age of two and all pregnant women who have not received coverage under the regular immunization program. 

  • The objective of IMI is to achieve full immunization coverage of 90% and enhance immunization coverage in the country.


Answer: December 25, 2014

Answer: Measles and Rubella

Answer: A single-stranded, enveloped RNA virus

Answer: To achieve full immunization coverage of 90% and enhance immunization coverage in the country

Answer: 1985
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