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Govt hospital came up with Injectable Polio Vaccine

Vaccine for newborns introduce at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Women and Children Hospital

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Apr 22 2016 2:07PM | Updated Date: Apr 22 2016 2:24PM

Govt hospital came up with Injectable Polio Vaccine

"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".