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The First Subnational Polio Vaccination Campaign Begins Today: Everything You Need To Know

The Health Ministry said the last case of polio in India was reported in 2011 in West Bengal. (Proceedings)

New Delhi:

The first 2022 Subnational Immunization Day for the administration of polio vaccine droplets takes place beginning June 19 in 11 states and UT.

States and UTs for the polio vaccination campaign will include Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, during this polio campaign, about 3.9 million rupees of children under 5 years of age are earmarked for polio drops through the cabin teams, house to house, mobile and transit.

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“To provide additional protection to children, the Indian government has also introduced injectable inactivated poliovirus vaccine in its routine immunization schedule,” the ministry said.

India, along with ten other countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region, was certified polio-free on March 27, 2014.

The ministry said that the last case of polio in the country was reported on January 13, 2011, in Howrah, West Bengal.

Globally, polio remains endemic in two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Although India has been certified “polio-free”, the risk of importation of wild polioviruses or emergence of vaccine-derived polioviruses persists until global eradication, highlighting the need to maintain high population immunity and sensitive surveillance. in the country.

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While India strives to protect its children from more and more vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs) by introducing additional vaccines under the Universal Immunization Program (UIP), it is important that all vaccines also reach the last country boy.

Lessons learned and systems created under the National Polio Program are being used to strengthen routine immunization and achieve greater than 90% total immunization coverage.

State governments and organizations such as the WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and other partners have played an important role in not only eradicating polio but also improving routine immunization efforts.

The ministry also urged all parents to vaccinate their children under the age of 5 against polio.

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