Press Note: Vaccination Helpline Launched by Department of Pediatrics

Apr 4, 2024

Department of Paediatrics, Yenepoya Medical College has  launched vaccination helpline on 4th of April 2024.  This helpline is initiated to help parents with regard to immunization for their  children. 


The chief guest for this programme was Dr. Harshith G.C., Surveillance Medical Officer WHO, Mangalore.  He addressed the gathering and appreciated the initiation of this helpline for promoting vaccination   Dr. M.S. Moosabba, Principal, Dr. Prakash R M Saldanha, Vice-Principal, Dr. Abhay Nirgude, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Yenepoya Medical College, Dr. Sahana K.S., Professor & HOD, Department of Paediatrics, Dr. Anitha S. Prabhu, Professor, Department of Paediatrics  graced the occasion with their presence.


Dr. Sahana K.S., informed that,  there may be so many hindrances  which would have prevented parents from the getting their children vaccinated on time.  Through this helpline we are addressing all their concerns and queries through the phone call.  There may be so many other instances where there may be missed/delayed vaccine  or parents are travelling abroad / following dog bite or any other injury from metallic sharp objects/optional vaccines/covid vaccines where parents may need clarification.   In the above scenario parents can approach us and discuss over the phone.


Principal and Vice Principal spoke on this occasion and informed that the primary purpose of starting this helpline is to promote vaccination of all children by answering all the doubts the parents may have about vaccination.

Helpline will be operating between 9:00am to 3:00pm on all the week days.  The call will be answered by Paediatricians of Yenepoya Medical College.

Helpline No. 8904181943


This initiative is taken up by Paediatric department as a part of 25 years celebration of Yenepoya Medical College for promoting vaccination of all children and protecting them from diseases.  

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