"The vaccine will be given along with polio oral drops as part of the immunisation schedule", said by the Director of Health K.V. Raman
IPV will be administered in two fractional doses (0.1 ml each) for newborns when they turn 14 weeks along with bivalent vaccines in all government institutions. The vaccine has already been introduced in the southern states.
The UT has introduced the injectable vaccine as part of a global switch on thursdaty from trivalent oral polio vaccine (TOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (BOPV) in the immunisation programme.
KV Raman informed, "TOPV contains vaccine for stage 1, 2 and 3 of polio infection and BOPV will now have vaccine for stage 1 and 3 infection. The government has decided to replace TOPV with BOPV".