Full immunization against preventable childhood diseases is the right of every child. With a view to provide this right to every child, and achieve full immunization coverage for all children at a rapid pace, the Government of India launched Mission Indradhanush in December 2014.
The ultimate goal of Mission Indradhanush is to ensure full immunization with all available vaccines for children up to two years and pregnant women.
The Mission is strategically designed to achieving high quality routine immunization coverage while contributing to strengthening health systems that can be sustained over years to come. In the last few years, India’s full immunization coverage has increased only by 1% per year. The Mission has been launched to accelerate the process of immunization and achieve full immunization coverage for all children in the country.
So far, more than 3.2 crore beneficiaries have been immunized. From 1% annual increase in full immunization, ‘Mission Indradhanush’ has resulted in 5-7% of annual expansion.