Polio Vaccine Date 2021: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will launch the Polio National Immunisation Day on 30 January by administering polio drops to few children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 11.45 am.
But as per the new updates, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has rescheduled the ‘National Polio Immunisation Day’ to January 31 in view of the COVID-19 vaccination drive scheduled to take place on Saturday.
Polio Vaccine Date 2021 Is Rescheduled To 31st January 2021, Read All The Updates
“With the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive scheduled to be rolled out on January 16, the MoHFW in consultation with the office of President of India has rescheduled the Polio vaccination day to January 31, 2021,” the Government of India said on Thursday.
President Ramnath Kovind will launch the Polio National Immunisation Day, also known as “Polio Ravivar” on January 30, 2021, by administering polio drops to some children at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 11.45 am, the Ministry said.
“The decision is in keeping with the stated policy of the Health Ministry to ensure that COVID management and vaccination services, as well as non-COVID essential health services, proceed in tandem without adversely impacting each other,” it stated.