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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
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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.

Newborn babies should be given polio drops

City-Wise Pulse Polio Drop Vaccine Dates 2020

Starting from 20th September to 1st November, the Government of India has announced to conduct a Pulse Polio Campaign. Having said that, due to the rising Covid numbers, the Pulse Polio drive has been restricted to high-risk zones only. [ Check What If Missed Polio Day Campaign?

 

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Polio Event Dates

Gurugram

20th, 21st & 22nd Sep

Bihar

11 Oct - 15 Oct & 29 Nov to 3 Dec

Punjab

20th, 21st & 22nd Sep

Uttar Pradesh

Postponed till an advance order

Mohali

20th, 21st & 22nd Sep

Uttar Pradesh

Communicable Disease Control Campaign -1st to 31st Oct

Door to door - 1st to 15th October

Gurgaon

The Gurugram administration has restricted the pulse polio drive to high-risk zones only. Polio vaccine to be given at booths on 20th Sep while the home-to-home campaign will be on 21st and 22nd.

Bihar 

Pulse Polio campaign will be conducted in two phases from 11 October to 15 October and 29 November to 3 December. 

Uttar Pradesh

The Pulse Polio Campaign that was to start from September 20 in all districts of Uttar Pradesh has been postponed till an advance order.

Uttar Pradesh is running a Communicable Disease Control Campaign from 1st to 31st October 2020 to prevent the occurence of brain fever.

There will be a door to door campaign initiative in the 18 districts from 1st to 15th October.

Some preventive steps as suggested include:

  1. Get Japanese encephalitis vaccination for your child up to 2 years.  

  2. Keep cleanliness and hygiene in the house vicinity.

  3. Wear covered clothes to protect your child from mosquitoes.

  4. Consume clean Drinking Water.

  5. Do not let standing water in the vicinity.

  6. Give special care to malnourished children.

  7. Focus on personal hygiene

  8. Do not urinate in the open. Wash hands carefully.

  9. Bathe daily.

  10. Focus on the hygiene of teachers and students

Most importantly, if your child gets fever, make sure he is treated immediately without any delay. Any fever can be brain fever. 

It has also stated that children and pregnant women who have missed vaccination shall be vaccinated.

 

Punjab

The campaign will be conducted from September 20 to 22.

In view of the ongoing Pandemic, practices of Social Distancing, Hand Washing and other Hygiene Practices will be ensured during Booth as well as House to House Activities.

Message to Public

The Government of India, with respect to the current Pandemic sends out a message to public urging them to get their children less than 5 years of age protected with Oral Polio Vaccine Drops on the mentioned dates from the Polio booth near their house.

Some key points include:

  1. Even sick and newborn children are to be given Polio drops.

  2. These drops are in addition to routine immunization doses.

  3. These drops are completely safe and are of highest quality.

  4. Repeated doses provide additional protection.

  5. Routine polio vaccination at birth, 6weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks of age is also essential. 

  6. Polio Eradication efforts will continue till polio is globally eradicated.

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 does not 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.

 

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease with symptoms like fever, headache, neck and back pain ..

  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 are not 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 Program

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

Dr. Anil Jagrat,

Officer On Special Duty (OSD) Pulse Polio Program,

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.

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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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