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What If Missed Pulse Polio Campaign 2020?

Ekta
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Created by Ekta
Updated on Jan 22, 2020

What If Missed Pulse Polio Campaign 2020
Reviewed by Expert panel

Missed the January 19th pulse polio campaign in 2020? And, you were now running yourself down looking for information on what can you do? If you find yourself saying yes to this, we can understand what you are feeling at the moment. Don’t panic and read on to know what can you do next? 

What If Missed Polio Drops on the 19th January Campaign?

  • First, of all, you can check with your nearby government health centers/ public health centers if the drops are still being administered.
  • At some centers, the drops arcentersistered even after the scheduled campaign date. And, at some places, volunteers will be available to administer polio drops to those who missed the drive. However, don’t forget to check the volunteer ID card to ensure that he/she is a legit volunteer.
  • If you are residing in a rural area, you can avail information on missed polio drops from nearby Aanganwadi (rural care center)

What Happens When You Miss Pulse Polio Dose?

The term Pulse Polio campaigns aim at mass administration of Oral Polio Vaccine on a single day to all children 0 -5 years of age, irrespective of previous immunization or dosages are given. The dosage given during these campaigns is extra doses. So if your child has already been routinely immunized, there is nothing to worry about.  This year national immunization pulse polio campaign was held on March 10th

Is this the last year of Pulse Polio Immunization?

No, this is not the last year of Pulse Polio Immunization. The rounds will continue in India, for at least the next few years even after the last case is seen to ensure that polio is really gone from India and till it is certified that polio has been eradicated from the whole world.

What is the routine schedule for OPV?

The routine schedule for OPV is Zero doses given at birth. Following this 1st, 2nd and 3rd doses are given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks respectively, along with the booster dose given in between 16 to 24 months

Whatever given in pulse polio program are extra doses to maintain uniformity in the population. You should not miss the drops in pulse polio campaigns. It prevents the whole community from polio. The government is giving the polio vaccine free to eliminate polio completely.

To know more details, you can write to us on helpdeskune.com

Note: Is it important to give pulse polio drops to children under 5 years when the child has already been administered the polio vaccine as per the recommended schedule?

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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| Feb 12, 2020

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| Jan 23, 2020

Mera baby 2 and half year ka hai mene use 2 years tak k sare sare vaccine private hospital me di hon or mene abhi pulse polio nhi diya hai to kya karon

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| Jan 23, 2020

I have missed 19th Jan 2020 and last pulse polio date of 2019 i. e, last 2dates. Can you pls tell me how will i get the pulse polio drop now. I am very much tensed. I hope things are not out of my hand yet. Will it have any negetive impact?Looking forward for your suggestion.

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| Jan 22, 2020

Hi Monika oral pulse polio drive is conducted by Govt of India. Ministry of health and family welfare.. u must check with ur doctor how much of polio dosage had been administeted by him to the baby.. then after consulting him only go with the next step as mentioned by the doctor.

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| Jan 22, 2020

Maine apne bacho Ko pulse polio nahi Dia paya 19 Jan ko..... ab agla date kab he

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| Apr 23, 2019

Please let me know when you will commence the next polio vaccine event at Saltlake in Kolkata. Mention the upcoming dates (2019) and venues in Kolkata. Thanks rpl

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| Apr 09, 2019

1st pulse polio on last 10th March 2019. when 2nd pulse polio April 2019?

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| Apr 04, 2019

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| Mar 18, 2019

hope it helps

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| Mar 18, 2019

hi Anitha you can go to nearest health centre or govt hospital for polio drops

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| Mar 18, 2019

very helpful

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| Mar 18, 2019

Hi i missed the camp scheduled on 1oth March'19. to whom i shall contact for getting drops to my child who is 3 years old.

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| Mar 16, 2019

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| Mar 16, 2019

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| Mar 16, 2019

Hi my baby is 6months old and my pardiatcian is saying no to opv... baby is given with three doses of IPV.. injectable polio.. so what should I do now.. should I follow my paediatrician or should I go for opv..

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| Mar 16, 2019

hi Dharati patil dont worry. you can give it next year. check with government health centres nearby if drops can be given now. in some areas there are volunteers giving these doses. however, do check their id cards if they are present in your area

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| Mar 15, 2019

I have missed to give the polio drops to my 5 and half years aged daughter. I have gave her every year this dose

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| Mar 15, 2019

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