1 crore kids to be given polio vaccine

HYDERABAD: As many as one crore children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered the trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) across the state on Sunday as part of the first round of pul

Published: 19th February 2012 03:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:58 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As many as one crore children in the age group of 0-5 years will be administered the trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) across the state on Sunday as part of the first round of pulse polio National Immunisation Day (NID).

The tOPV will be administered at the pulse polio booths throughout the state as was done in the previous rounds. Those who miss out on Sunday will be covered in a door-to-door campaign on February 20 and 21, and on February 22, the fourth day, the campaign will be undertaken in  seven identified municipal corporation areas including Hyderabad city.

The last polio case was detected in West Bengal on January 13. AP has been polio-free since 2008. This year's NID will benefit kids of migrants and others. The focus will be on beggars, nomads, migrants, construction sites, brick kilns, labourers' families and tribals.

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