06 July 2021 | News
Nationwide vaccination camps stand at around 100 centres
Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) organised a nationwide free vaccination camp against zoonotic diseases. Every year July 6 is observed as 'World Zoonosis Day' and many veterinary dispensaries, NGOs and veterinarians across the country conduct rabies awareness camps with the help of IIL. With its commitment towards ‘One Health’ and to create awareness on many zoonotic diseases, IIL conducted free vaccination camps to administer more than one lakh doses of RAKSHARAB (anti-rabies vaccine produced by IIL) in as many as 100 centres across the country through veterinary dispensaries, NGOs etc.
Speaking on the occasion of Zoonosis Day, Dr K Anand Kumar, Managing Director, IIL said, “Apart from its flagship 'Anti-Rabies vaccine,' IIL has a range of vaccines for prevention of such zoonotic diseases such as Brucellosis, Leptospirosis etc and will be rolling out human vaccines against dengue, chikungunya, zika etc. The new addition in its range is the COVID-19 vaccine which is expected to start its human trials soon.”