Home-grown vaccines have helped India overcome the mammoth,unprecedented challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domestic R&D and manufacturing have produced vaccines which have eff ectively blunted the sting of many other infectious
diseases too. In this book, Dr Yadav has not only presented several fascinating stories behind the development of vaccines but also provided the readers a spread of diverse and topical issues surrounding vaccines. It’s a comprehensive and valuable treatise which should find a place in every bookshelf.
Dr Sajjan Yadav’s book is an illuminating account of the growth journey of vaccines spanning over two centuries. Vaccines are among the most profound public health tools to reduce and eradicate infectious diseases. Th e ravaging COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the power of vaccines in saving lives and yet, quite ironically, anti-vaccine sentiment is becoming a growing threat. Dr Yadav eloquently conveys the value of vaccine equity, both between and within countries, and digs deep into India’s impressive achievement in developing, producing and distributing COVID-19 vaccines.
Vaccines, undoubtedly, are the key to global health security and sustainable development. Equitable access to effective and safe vaccines is vital not only to end the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic but also to save millions of lives annually. In this deeply researched book, Dr Sajjan Yadav presents the stories of development of vaccines from scratch and narrates with ease the tale of transformation of India into a vaccine superpower.
This book packs in a delightful tale on vaccines with nuggets of important information associated with them. This brilliant compilation not just tells the birthing stories of various vaccines but also delves upon the whole gamut of issues surrounding the topic starting from their social and economic benefits to the impact of ‘Vaccine Maitri’ on international relations. I’d highly recommend it for all readers interested to know the history and science behind this lifesaver.
Immunization is a cornerstone of public health policy. In India’s Vaccine Growth Story, Dr Yadav has given us a highly readable account of the colourful history of vaccines and vaccination, which is both educational and entertaining: From cowpox to COVID-19, this book is a must-have for anyone seeking a better understanding of viruses and immunology. It will certainly make a valuable addition to every growing family’s home library.
Arriving at the right time, this book tells the birthing stories of various vaccines and their benefits to mankind and also explains the vaccine leadership, vaccine nationalism, hesitancy, eagerness and equity. It is a must-read and must-have for policymakers, medical practitioners, researchers, public health officials and, of course, every concerned citizen who should know that how science has been saving millions of people every year from infectious demons starting from smallpox to COVID-19.
Sajjan Singh Yadav has presented the vaccine story in an uncomplicated way, alongside the history and geography of vaccine production, worldwide. Coupled with stories of national prowess and humanitarian outreach, the book is a useful compendium for those involved in the formulation and execution of vaccine programmes or pursuing education and research. The author’s civil service background has enabled him to think laterally, although a penchant for India’s achievements is discernible.
The last few decades have shown us that efficacious, safe and costeffective vaccines are a powerful tool to overcome many global health challenges, including eradicating disease. India’s emergence as a vaccine superpower has greatly contributed to the widespread global availability of affordable, high-quality vaccines which help save countless lives across the world.