Mums, here's how you can easily register for your kids' vaccine reminder!

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You will receive a message that will, for instance, read: "Nikita is due for a vaccination this week, please do not forget to visit your doctor."

For new parents, taking care of a baby comes with its fair share of challenges. One of which is to make sure that your baby is vaccinated on time. This is where, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) Immunize India, vaccine reminder service comes into play.

Parents who may have forgotten or lost track of their kids' vaccination dates, can now receive reminders, thanks to the nationwide service.

Features of the service

  • The free vaccination reminder service will cover a child from birth till 12 years of age
  • The service is available free of cost to parents anywhere in India

How to register for the service?

You can opt for this service as soon as become parents. All you have to do is to send a text message (SMS) to the national shortcode 566778 from any mobile phone in India. It has to be in the following format:

Immunize [Space] [Baby's first name] [Space] [Baby's date of birth]

Example : Immunize Nikita 04-11-2013

Next, you will receive a confirmation message from Immunize India. The best feature about this service is that you will receive their reminder service for 12 years post registration of your number.

You will receive the reminders based on this vaccination schedule recommended by IAP's Committee on Immunization (IAPCOI).

Easy to use service

Take a look at this vide to understand how you can enable the service in the comfort of your home.

How will you receive the reminders?

As per the Immunize India website, three reminders will be sent, at a two-day interval, for each vaccination that is due.

You will receive a message that will for instance read: "Nikita is due for a vaccination this week, please do not forget to visit your doctor."

Read: Important facts about vaccination

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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