Hyderabad: Health officials said that 96.5 per cent of families having children under the age of five years administered the polio vaccine on Sunday.
On the day one, 35,48,524 children took the polio drops, against the targeted 37,12,333 according to data collated nation-wide. Four lakh children took the polio drops against the target of 4.8 lakhs in Hyderabad district.
The health and family welfare department launched the first round of polio immunisation programme this year in all the district headquarters and sub-divisions on Sunday. The special focus this time was on the immigrant population.