Free vaccination for dogs

By FrontierManipur | Published On 02nd Apr, 2021, 11:33 GMT+0530

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For rabies vaccination, all the states/UTs have been communicated to include Anti-Rabies vaccine (ARV) and Anti Rabies serum ( ARS ) under the essential drug list and to undertake the procurement of ARV and ARS under the National Free Drug service initiative under National Health Mission.

By Moirangthem Ajoy Singh, General Secretary, DPS

There will be a free vaccination drive this coming Sunday at Northern Students’ Club ground, Khundrakpam Awang Leikai. PO Pangei. It is going to be the 17th programme being organised Dog Protection Society (DPS), Manipur.


Under National Rabies Control programme (NRCP) funds are not provided for procurement of Anti-Rabies vaccine(ARV). Funds under NRCP are only provided for training, surveillance, laboratory strengthening and advocacy etc. 


However, for rabies vaccination, all the states/UTs have been communicated to include Anti-Rabies vaccine (ARV) and Anti Rabies serum ( ARS ) under the essential drug list and to undertake the procurement of ARV and ARS under the National Free Drug service initiative under National Health Mission.

As there is rabies elimination drive by 2030 globally, there is significant demand for Anti Rabies vaccines and Serum from neighboring courtiers like Myanmar, Malaysia and the Philippines and these countries are importing vaccines from India.

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