Next Pulse Polio Vaccination Date Schedule 2020
Created by Urvashi Shah Updated on Jan 16, 2020
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|
|Pune||19th January’ 2020|
|Shimla||19th January’ 2020|
|Amritsar||19th January’ 2020|
|Kolkata||19th January’ 2020|
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.
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.
- Fever: If mild fever continues for more than 3 to 4 days then consult the doctor
- Headache: A child suffers from a headache when he has polio. This is tagged along with tiredness as well
- 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,
So having your child vaccinated from time to time will help you in protecting your child from Polio
Source: CDC, Center For Disease Control and Prevention
1. Web.Delhi.gov.in - 19 January 2020
2. CMS.tn.gov.in - Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation (IPPI) Campaign – Date: 19-01-2020
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