During the campaign, around 3.9 crore children under five years of age are targeted to be given polio drops through booths, house-to-house, mobile and transit teams.
To provide additional protection to children the Union Government has also introduced the injectable Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine into its routine immunization program.
Sub-National Immunization Day
The lessons learned and systems created under the National Polio Programme are being used to strengthen routine immunization and achieve more than 90% full immunization coverage.
State Governments and organizations like WHO, UNICEF, Rotary International and other partners have played a significant role in polio eradication and in improving routine immunization initiatives, the Ministry said.
India and ten other countries in the South-East Asia Region of WHO were certified polio-free on March 27, 2014. The last case of polio in the country was reported from Howrah, West Bengal, on January 13, 2011.
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