Polio vaccine

Vaccine-derived polio virus detected in London sewage samples: World Health Organization

The wild version of the virus now exists only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but a type of vaccine that contains small amounts of weakened but live polio still causes occasional outbreaks elsewhere.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Rajasthan to administer polio vaccine to children on Sunday

Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena had appealed for the drive to be held on February 27, saying polio can be eradicated only by administering its vaccine to the children.

published on : 26th February 2022

Pakistan launches anti-polio drive as COVID-19 cases rise

In recent years, Pakistani militants have targeted polio teams and police escorting them, claiming falsely that the anti-polio drive is part of a Western conspiracy to sterilize children.

published on : 24th January 2022

SII to supply Inactivated Polio Vaccine to Centre for Universal Immunisation Programme

The Union Health Ministry has recently placed a purchase order with SII for 54 lakh doses of IPV vaccine.

published on : 14th September 2021

Afghan returnees to be vaccinated against polio in India: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

The minister also shared a photo where returnees could be seen getting jabs at the Delhi international airport.

published on : 22nd August 2021