Union Health Minister launches National Polio Immunisation Drive 2022

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New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia launched the National Polio Immunization Drive for 2022 by administering polio drops to children below five years of age in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today.

Addressing  on the Occasion, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya said, “India’s strategic fight against polio is a success story of India’s public health policy against vaccine preventable diseases.”

‘We need to continue to be vigilant and ensure that every child under 5 years of age must get polio drops, ” he added.

“Under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Universal Immunization Programme is focusing to protect children from more diseases than ever before and has introduced several new vaccines like Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), Rotavirus vaccine, and Measles-Rubella vaccine (MR) in the recent past.

Further, to provide additional protection to our children, the Government of India has also introduced the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine into its routine immunization programprogram,  official release quoted Union Minister as saying.

While we are making efforts to protect our children from more and more diseases, it is important that all vaccines under the programme reach every child of our country, Dr. Mandaviya further added.