polio vaccine

Over 43,000 booths in Tamil Nadu for pulse polio campaign

Children immunised recently under routine immunisation schedule and all newborn should also be given polio drops on the campaign days. 

published on : 16th February 2019

India asks for money to buy polio vaccine 

The loan has been sought due to revision of prices of injectible polio vaccine in the international market, the House was informed last week.

published on : 15th February 2019

Pulse Polio camps to be conducted only one day this year

Pulse Polio camps, being held since 1995, used to be conducted two times a year. Polio has been wiped out from almost all countries in the world

published on : 20th January 2019

Samples of oral polio vaccine found adulterated: MoS Health

Some vials of the oral polio vaccines, manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceuticals company, contaminated with the type-2 polio virus were administered to children in three states.

published on : 13th December 2018

New polio vaccine does not need refrigeration

The injectable vaccine, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice, researchers said.

published on : 30th November 2018

Pakistan polio team caught faking data, wasting vaccines

Confirming the incident, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Asif Rahim said the services of all 11 team members were terminated, reports Dawn news.

published on : 19th November 2018

Polio vaccine camps to be held from October 22 to 27 in Telangana

The vaccine will be available at various camps as part of a vaccination drive.

published on : 11th October 2018

OPV vaccine from Bio-Med sent back, says Health department

Recently type-2 virus was found in stool sample in Uttar Pradesh, which received OPV vaccine supplied by Biomed, during a surveillance by Union Health Ministry and WHO.

published on : 6th October 2018

Polio vaccine scandal: Officials on inspections to check contaminated vaccine stocks

Drug inspectors are scurrying around all government immunisation centres and hospitals to crosscheck if bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine (bOPV) vials manufactured by Bio-Med are kept in stock.

published on : 5th October 2018

No threat: Kids with Inactivated Polio Vaccine protect others through herd immunity

On Tuesday, a meeting was held in Delhi on the issue where directions were passed to administer two fractional doses of the IPV to all children below two-years who were not vaccinated with it.

published on : 4th October 2018

Polio vaccines in Krishna district not contaminated, say health officials

Soon after the State government’s call to stop using them, the stock was sent back to the Centre in the second week of September itself, the officials said.

published on : 4th October 2018

Polio vaccine scandal: Authorities to scan Ghaziabad company premises to find out source of contamination

India, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidlines, had ordered withdrawal and destruction of all trivalent stocks by April 2016.

published on : 4th October 2018

Bio-Med polio vaccine taken off shelves after Centre sounds contamination alert

Telangana switched from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV (bOPV) — which builds anti-bodies against P-1 and P-3 virus — in 2016.

published on : 3rd October 2018

Contaminated polio vaccine given to children in Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh

The incident came to light after surveillance reports from Uttar Pradesh showed signs of the virus in stool samples of some children.

published on : 2nd October 2018