43,051 booths to be established.
Tamil Nadu, which is entering the 17th polio-free year, is set to vaccinate 70.26 lakh children aged below five during the pulse polio immunisation campaign on January 31.
According to a press release, 43,051 booths will be established at all primary health centres, government hospitals, Integrated Child Development Services centres, noon-meal centres, schools and other important places. The booths will function from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. All children aged up to 5 will be given the vaccine. Transit booths will function in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines at major bus stands, railway stations, toll plazas, checkpoints and airports. Mobile teams will administer the drops to children living in remote, inaccessible and migrant areas.
Children immunised recently under the routine schedule and the newborns should be given the oral polio vaccine.
To identify the missed out children, marking is done for all vaccinated children on the left little finger….