"This potent group of weapons has notably annihilated smallpox, pushed polio to the verge of elimination and is now taking on COVID-19. Indians practised inoculation centuries before the West discovered vaccines in 1796. India's Vaccine Growth Story charts the journey of vaccines from the Jennerian era to the COVID-19 pandemic, covering multiple facets of vaccines from the Indian and global perspective. Apart from discussing vaccine leadership, vaccine nationalism, vaccine hesitancy, eagerness and equity, as well as the latest diplomatic currency-the vaccine-maitri, the book takes its readers through India's exciting and meticulously planned sojourn of executing the world's largest vaccination drive. In this deeply researched book, Dr Sajjan Yadav presents the stories of development of vaccines from the scratch and narrates with ease the tale of transformation of India into a vaccine superpower. Professor Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi Sajjan Yadav, a doctorate in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), is presently Additional Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, Government of India"-- Provided by publisher.
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