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Ahead of Covid vaccine rollout, Centre postpones polio immunisation drive to Jan 31

January 14, 2021 1:21 pm

The anti-polio drive has been defered to "ensure that Covid management and vaccination services, as well as non-Covid essential health services, proceed in tandem without adversely impacting each other", the health ministry said.

Fake polio markers highlight risks to Pakistan vaccination drive

July 15, 2019 12:43 pm

Local officials say parents suspicious of mass immunization campaigns have been getting hold of special markers, used by health workers to put a coloured spot on the little fingers of children who have been vaccinated.

In Ludhiana, child dies half an hour after getting polio vaccination

September 22, 2017 4:47 am

Victim Aditya Kumar’s parents, who are residents of Agra and had come to visit a relative, said that the child was rushed to a nearby hospital, but could not be saved.

Pakistan: 10 arrested, 160 booked for refusing polio vaccination

February 26, 2015 2:33 pm

The WHO had declared that Pakistan is responsible for nearly 80 per cent of polio cases reported globally.

Pakistan accounts for 80 per cent of polio cases: WHO

October 17, 2014 2:49 pm

Afghanistan and Nigeria, are the other two countries where polio remains endemic.

Pakistan to vaccinate 7,50,000 children as part of anti-polio drive

March 29, 2014 9:03 pm

The World Health Organisation has warned that Peshawar is the world's 'largest reservoir' of polio.

Polio vaccination proof mandatory for Pakistani nationalists to enter India after March 15

March 11, 2014 6:24 pm

Travellers from Pakistan will have to carry vaccination certificate, which would be later returned to them along with their visa.

Polio-Free: It took 2 mn footsoldiers and 35 yrs for India to win the battle

January 26, 2014 7:35 am

It was once thought impossible, but a 35-year-fight has won India its biggest public health success story.

Pak key to anti-polio campaign: WHO

November 14, 2013 1:04 am

2 killed in bomb blast at Pakistan's anti-polio drive

October 07, 2013 2:51 pm

It was the latest incident against the govt and UN-backed effort to eradicate polio from Pak.