Does my child need to take pulse polio drops?
Q: My two-month-old baby has been given two dosages of OPV by doctors, i.e. in the first month and the second month. Is there a difference between the polio drops that health practitioners bring at home and that doctors give? The Paediatrician has advised that the child be also given the drops that health practitioners bring at home. Is it necessary for my baby to have this? If yes, at what frequency should she be given this after taking OPV drops given by the Child Specialist?
A:The oral polio vaccine (OPV) given by your paediatrician and the one that health practitioners get to your home, primarily because you did not take your child for the pulse polio programme dosing, are identical. It is recommended that in addition to the OPV given by your paediatrician, you should also be giving the OPV doses as a part of the pulse polio programmes in your area.