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Government of India conducted first dose of pulse polio drops drive

By chandu Created on 01/28/2018 - 19:22 . Updated 01/28/2018 - 19:24

Government has conducted nationwide first dose of pulse polio vaccination campaign . As a part of campaign below 5 years children will be given polio drops accross the country.

Government of India made all arrangements to give vaccination for more than 17 crores of children.

“We need to remain vigilant and maintain the population immunity and sensitive surveillance till global polio eradication happens as poliovirus is still circulating in other parts of the world which may re-infect us,” said union minister for health and family welfare J.P. Nadda.

“In order to mitigate the risk of poliovirus importation, the immunity against polio infection is maintained through National and Sub-National Polio rounds along with sustained high quality polio surveillance. For additional protection we have also introduced the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization program,” Nadda added