The Nationwide Polio immunisation programme, as a part of which youngsters within the age group of Zero-5 years are administered polio drops, has been rescheduled to January 31. Earlier, the Centre had deferred the drive until additional discover.
The Nationwide Immunisation Day (NID), generally generally known as Pulse Polio Immunisation programme, was scheduled for January 17 throughout India. The Union Well being Ministry has communicated the choice to defer the polio immunisation programme to all states by a letter on January 9.
“That is to tell that as a result of unexpected actions, it’s determined to postpone the scheduled Polio NID (Nationwide Immunisation Day) spherical from January 17, 2021 until additional discover,” in accordance with the letter despatched to the Principal Secretary within the Well being division of all states.
Union Minister for Well being and Household Welfare Harsh Vardhan had stated on January eight that polio immunisation will likely be carried out on January 17.
The vaccination could be very important to make sure that the nation maintained general immunity ranges in opposition to polio virus.
The nation will launch its COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16 in what Prime Minister Narendra Modi has known as the world’s largest inoculation programme with precedence to be given to just about three crore healthcare and frontline staff.
In line with the COVID-19 Vaccine Operational Pointers issued to states for the immunisation drive by well being ministry, the COVID-19 vaccine will likely be supplied first to healthcare staff, and frontline staff after which to individuals above 50 years of age, adopted by individuals youthful than 50 years of age with related comorbidities based mostly on evolving pandemic state of affairs.