National Polio Immunisation Programme
Under the National Polio Immunisation Programme, children in the age group of 0 to 5 years are administered polio drops. It is held annually during the occasion of National Immunisation Day, commonly referred to as Pulse Polio Immunisation, on January 17. The Central government has postponed this immunisation drive until further notice. This is because COVID-19 vaccination drive is scheduled to be launched in the country on January 16.