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Polio vaccination date change triggers shortage rumours

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 25, 2019, 1:01 am IST
Updated Jan 25, 2019, 1:01 am IST
But the ministry issued a statement denying shortage of oral and inactivated polio vaccines in the country.
The polio vaccination drive is carried out twice a year.   (Representational Image)
 The polio vaccination drive is carried out twice a year. (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: A polio vaccination drive scheduled for February 3 has been postponed, triggering rumours of a shortage of the vaccine.

But the ministry issued a statement denying shortage of oral and inactivated polio vaccines in the country. It said the government has enough vaccines but was testing a bivalent oral polio vaccine. The polio vaccination drive is carried out twice a year. But this year, the government has decided to carry it out only once. The drive was earlier scheduled for February 3.  

 

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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