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Can pulse polio immunization be administered to children regardless of their routine polio vaccination according to the immunization schedule?

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Dr. Diptanshu Das


Practicing since :2005

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Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hi Doc, my 10 month old baby was given OPV at birth,14weeks,9months. Also IPV was given at 6 weeks,10weeks. today as part of national pulseprogram oral polio is being given should we give him that also?
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Should be given.

Detailed Answer:


I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Yes, you should give the Pulse Polio immunization to your child irrespective of whether he has received OPV or IPV as a part of his standard immunization schedule.

Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das 22 minutes later
Hi doc, his first tooth came at 9th month. Is it normal. We give him 400 iu vitamin d everyday. Lately my mother mentioned she has heard a crackling sound few times she lifted him. Is it normal
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry.

Detailed Answer:


First tooth erupting at 9 months is completely acceptable. You need to continue giving vitamin D as mentioned. The cracking sound does not seem abnormal.

Take care.

Dr. Diptanshu Das, Pediatrician
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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