The three-day polio vaccine campaign will run until February 2nd, 2021.
It was originally scheduled for 17 January 2021, but was rescheduled due to the Covid vaccination campaign, which started on January 16, 2021.
On January 31, India will begin its national polio vaccination programme. It was originally scheduled for the 17th of January, but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus vaccination campaign, which began on the 16th of January 2021.
“With the countrywide Covid-19 vaccination drive scheduled to begin on January 16, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in consultation with the President of India’s office, has rescheduled the Polio vaccination day to January 31, 2021,” the Government of India had previously stated.
At 11.45 a.m. on January 30, 2021, President Ram Nath Kovind will kick off the Polio National Immunization Day by administering polio drops to some children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Here’s what you should be aware of:
- Polio drops will be administered to children aged 0 to 5.
- The three-day Polio vaccine campaign will run until February 2, 2021.
- The National Immunization Day, or the Sunday on which the immunization campaign starts, is known as Polio Ravivar.
- The polio vaccination drive will follow the Covid-19 protocol and guidance. During the operation, the physical distance must be maintained, masks must be worn, and hands must be washed.
- Polio vaccinations are administered twice a year, usually in the spring and fall.
- Senior citizens are told not to bring their children to the immunization camps because of the coronavirus outbreak.
- According to sources, while the polio immunization campaign is ongoing, coronavirus vaccination can be placed on hold for three days.