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Next Pulse Polio Vaccination Date Schedule 2020

Urvashi Shah
0 to 1 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Jan 16, 2020

Next Pulse Polio Vaccination Date Schedule 2020
Reviewed by Expert panel

The initial five to seven years are very essential for your child's health is preventing him/her from deadly diseases such as polio drops. Polio vaccine is an infectious viral disease against which immunization in the form of Pulse Polio drop is given. Newborn babies should be given polio drops in addition to the regular immunization which is carried out at 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks after your child's birth. [Latest - Coronavirus(COVID-19) Sample Collection & Tests Centers/Laboratories in India]

To eradicate the Poliovirus from India, the government has introduced the immunization day program every year. Do not compromise with your child's health and take him/her for polio drops vaccination camp near your place.

City-Wise Pulse Polio Drop Vaccine Dates 2020

Now, In 2020, Health Ministry, Government of India announced to conduct National Immunization Pulse Polio Program to be conducted only once nationwide. Health Ministry of India has released a statement saying that the National Immunisation Day will be 19th January 2020. Here is the Next Polio Drop date schedule for cities given below for 2020. [Check What If Missed Polio Day Campaign?

Cities Polio Event Dates
Delhi 19th January’ 2020
Tarn Taran 11th January’ 2020
Mumbai 19th January’ 2020
Chennai 19th January’ 2020
Bangalore 19th January’2020
Pune 19th January’ 2020
Shimla 19th January’ 2020
Puducherry 19th January’2020
Amritsar 19th January’ 2020
Kolkata 19th January’ 2020

Also Check: Month-wise Baby Vaccination Schedule/ Immunization Chart

How Does the Polio Virus Affect Children?

Polio causes nerve or tissue damage, which leads to paralysis, troubles in breathing, and even death in some cases. The weakness in the muscles causes an inability to move from one place to another. Legs are the first body parts that get affected by polio but neck, head, and diaphragm are also infected. Polio is spread through infected fecal matter entering the mouth or even through contaminated water.

Missed Baby’s vaccination? Dr Manoj Answers Your Questions

Types Of Polio Vaccines

There are two types of polio vaccines that protect against poliovirus. These polio vaccines may be given at the same time as other vaccines. It is requested to consult your family doctor before injecting. Read below...

  • Paralytic Polio: This form of polio is rare but serious but with time it gets worsened
  • This form of polio can be seen generally where the initial symptoms are confused with normal illness. People who develop symptoms from the poliovirus contract a type of polio that doesn't lead to paralysis. [Know more: Types of Polio Vaccines]

Symptoms Of Polio Disease

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease, which affects children under 0-5 years.

  1. Fever: If mild fever continues for more than 3 to 4 days then consult the doctor
  2. Headache: A child suffers from a headache when he has polio. This is tagged along with tiredness as well
  3. Back & Neck Pain: Pain in the neck, back, arms and neck are also signs of polio which are also accompanied by a sore throat, fatigue, weakness, and vomiting

Causes Of Polio In India

You need to be quite careful about the health safety of your child and must avoid direct contact with the infected person as poliovirus can be transmitted through direct contact or even via contaminated water and food. Poliovirus is known to mainly attack children aged younger than 5 years and even those children who aren't immunized to the disease. 

Watch this video to make you understand polio completely. 

Why Are Polio Pulse Immunizations Important?

Parents also need to be aware of any existing allergies in the family that might cause an infection or a reaction. 

  • Floppy and lose limbs
  • Loss of reflexes
  • Post-polio syndrome
  • Severe muscle aches and weakness
  • Experts claim that you can protect your child from various deadly diseases effectively through proper immunization schemes
  • The vaccines are made by scientists after years of research and are hence safe and effective.

Helpdesk Pulse Polio Programme

For any clarification/query, please contact the information given below... 

Dr. Anil Jagrat,

Officer On Special Duty (OSD) Pulse Polio Programme,

Pulse Polio cell, Directorate of family welfare, Govt of Delhi,

7th floor, C-Wing, Vikash Bhawan-2, Near Metcalf House, Upper Bela Road, Civil Lines,

Delhi-110054. Tel:23813210.

So having your child vaccinated from time to time will help you in protecting your child from Polio

Frequently Asked Questions
How many times a baby should be given polio drops?
It is recommended to give 4 doses of polio. One each at 2 months, 4 months, 6 through 18 months old and 4 through 6 years old.

Source: CDC, Center For Disease Control and Prevention
What to do if you miss one polio dose?
You can check with your nearby government health centers/ public health centers if the drops are still being administered. Polio drops are given even after the scheduled campaign dates. Also, volunteers will be available to administer polio drops to those who missed the drive. Avail information on missed polio drops from nearby Aanganwadi (rural care center)

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

1. Web.Delhi.gov.in - 19 January 2020
2. CMS.tn.gov.in - Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) Campaign – Date: 19-01-2020   
3. Thehindu.com

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| Jan 25, 2018

thanks Urvashi Shah ! very useful information. I have a query can polio drops be given even beyond 5 years of age ? as u have mentioned 7 years.. can it be given till then??

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| Jan 25, 2018

Thank u for thus infor

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| Jan 25, 2018

Good initiative parentune to inform parents about dates

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| Jan 25, 2018

my daughter is 43days old can I give polio drops to her

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| Jan 27, 2018

when is it in Hyderabad

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| Jan 27, 2018

thanks for this important information.....

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| Jan 28, 2018

which date in burdwan ?

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| Jan 28, 2018

@Anjula - its on 28 Jan

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| Jan 28, 2018

when & where in Pune... ?? plz tell

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| Jan 28, 2018

what is date of polio drops 2018 in Ahmedabad?

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| Jan 28, 2018

when for chhattisgarh

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| Jan 28, 2018

when in Mumbai.....

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| Jan 28, 2018

Unfortunately i am in out of station , there is any possibilities to put polio drips tomorrow.. Pl help

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| Jan 29, 2018

@Rk Raman: don't worry. Next Polio dates in march .. tentative dates are 11th March ..

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| Jan 30, 2018

my son is 10 mo but haven't got any govt. organized Pulse Polio drops, my paed. gave OPV 3-4 times but now he said I have to get both the drops, is it too late now?

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| Feb 12, 2018

OPV is mandatory if IPV are given?

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| Feb 12, 2018

@ Arushi: Don't worry, it will be again in 11th march.

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| Mar 11, 2018

my baby was given the 1st oral polio vaccine dose in the hospital on 1st march. should I again take him for another dose today i. e 11th march?

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| Mar 11, 2018

Hi Padma Ashok , yes you can give pulse polio any number of times This won’t harm your child

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| Mar 11, 2018

my baby is 11days old can give polio drop

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| Mar 11, 2018

Yes Nitesh, You can give your kid pulse polio drops as many times as you want. This won’t harm. Even a new born child can be given polio drops

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| Mar 12, 2018

Unfortunately i am in out of station , there is any possibilities to put polio drips Today.. Pl help

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| Mar 12, 2018

i missed to give polio to my daughter on march 11 at bangalore , when will be the next date

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| Mar 12, 2018

i missed to give polio to my daughter on march 11 at bangalore , TODAY CAN I GO HOSPITAL AND DO OR when will be the next date

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| Mar 13, 2018

You can check with municipal hospital if they have it. Don’t worry if you have missed one. Keep reminders on your phone to keep a check on kid’s vaccines and you will not miss it again.

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| Mar 13, 2018

I MISSED OUT TO GET POLIO DROPS ON 11 MARCH ,PLEASE SUGGEST WHEN I VCAN TAKE NEXT ONCE ,OR IS IT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER LOCATION ?

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| Mar 16, 2018

Unfortunately 2phase plus poliyo drops missed please tell me next date or any suggestion

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| Apr 03, 2018

I missed to give polio to my daughter on march 11 at Mumbai, when will be the next date

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| Apr 03, 2018

will let you know on e we get any information from concerned authorities

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| May 05, 2018

I miss to give palio to son on March 11th at Bangalore. When will be the next date or any suggestions

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| May 24, 2018

what's the next poliyo date in dist kushinagar uttarpradesh

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| Aug 13, 2018

I missed the polio drop on 05 Aug. Is it can be harmful for my 03 Y6M son?

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| Aug 25, 2018

does 5th aug polio drop was there? I missed, when is next in Bangalore?

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| Aug 26, 2018

I was missed that date what I do

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| Aug 29, 2018

Hello, When is next date to give polio dose? as we missed last one on 5th aug. Thanks

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| Sep 21, 2018

opv was given to my 5 month baby.. when next dose is due?

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| Oct 12, 2018

Uh oh

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| Oct 12, 2018

I oh m

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| Oct 22, 2018

nothing to do India is now polio free

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| Dec 10, 2018

Nice

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| Jan 03, 2019

when is it hyderabad polio vaccine plz tell me

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| Jan 04, 2019

@shailaja: already conducted on 22-27 Oct' 2018 ..

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| Jan 08, 2019

Can you please tell me the schedule for next pulse polio in Bangalore? Along with centres near BTM

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| Jan 08, 2019

When is polio date in gurgoan

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| Jan 09, 2019

In bangalore which all hospitals they provide polio drops on jan 19th ?

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| Jan 09, 2019

In bangalore which all hospitals they provide polio drops on jan 19th ?

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| Jan 12, 2019

Can you tell me the next polio in kerala please

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| Jan 14, 2019

Can you please tell me the schedule for next pulse polio in Pune?

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| Jan 16, 2019

@Poulobi Sadhukha & @SANISHA AJAY: Yet to announce by respective govt

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| Jan 17, 2019

Is polio drops happened once in January??

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| Jan 19, 2019

@Neha: No, its schedule for Feb onwards

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| Jan 25, 2019

can anyone know where are the centres for Polio drops in Bangalore and timings

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| Jan 27, 2019

Next pulse polio date in secendrabad... 2019

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| Jan 27, 2019

can anybody please tell me where polio drop centre are located in noida and faridabad

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| Jan 31, 2019

@Megha: nearby govt schools

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| Jan 31, 2019

rg

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| Jan 31, 2019

When is polio date in Bihar ,can you please let me know ?

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| Feb 01, 2019

in Lucknow

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| Feb 01, 2019

hi

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| Feb 01, 2019

pj

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| Feb 04, 2019

@Achintya: 3 Feb

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| Feb 10, 2019

uuhg

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| Feb 16, 2019

Kerala mein kab hai

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| Mar 02, 2019

am having doubt that polio drops should be given even though the polio vaccine was done.. polio vaccine was done 18th month for my son.. now he is 3 years.. so plz suggest me

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| Mar 06, 2019

hi madhusri... the polio vaccination is different from polio drops. irrespective of polio vaccination, the babies from 0 months upto 5 years are required to be given polio drops. it's mandatory. i have clarified this with a paediatrician.

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| Mar 08, 2019

hi, can i know the polio centers in pune wakad location?

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| Mar 08, 2019

polio center in kolkata

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| Mar 09, 2019

polio drops in shimla???

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| Mar 09, 2019

polio drop centers in mayurvihar phase1??

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| Mar 09, 2019

can i know polio drops coordinates near punavale/hinjawadi/bumkar chowk location

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| Mar 09, 2019

hi

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| Mar 09, 2019

polio vaccination location near marathahalli, bangalore

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| Mar 09, 2019

polio location in kodigehali bangalore 97

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| Mar 10, 2019

hi.. please let me know the polio centers in hyderabad

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| Mar 10, 2019

polio vaccination near marthahalli

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