Paediatrics Department, University Medical and Dental College, conducted a variety of activities in context of World Immunization Week from August 2 to 8, 2013. Huge banners were displayed in Madinah Teaching Hospital and its vicinity in order to accentuate the significance of the week.
Dr Aisha Sajid, HoD Pediatrics, in her lecture to the medical officers and paramedic staff, gave a briefing about vaccination, EPI schedule and the diseases which are prevented by it. This was followed by Q&A session in which a number of inquiries related to EPI, their side effects and the hazards of not getting vaccinated were made and responded to.
Handouts specially designed to highlight the importance and schedule of EPI were distributed among parents of the children visiting indoor and outdoor of Madinah Teaching Hospital.