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1963 India. Vaccination poster

Photo credit: WHO, TS Satyan
Source: WHO Photo Library #A-010875


India conducted a mass smallpox vaccination campaign before the WHO smallpox eradication programme. In New Delhi, a special one-week education campaign was launched. Public meetings were held, processions went through the city shouting slogans asking people to get vaccinated. Thousands of people, mostly schoolchildren, were vaccinated by several teams of doctors from the New Delhi Department of Health.