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Child suffering from fever, told to miss polio drops. Suggest vaccination due?

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I got a 2 yrs old kid.He is suffering for fever for the last 3 days.I am consulting a pediatrics here in kolkata yesterday as per advice of doctor we missed the pulse polio drop while other doctor said that we should have taken it.Can you plz suggest also there was vaccination due for him on 13th of this month ? which is delayed due to same plz suggest.
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Irshad H Naqvi 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Pulse Polio can be giving in mild febrile state.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to the platform of Health Care Magic,

Pulse polio to be attempted in every child except when the child is critically ill.

Idea of pulse polio is to improve the Herd immunity of the society. Should be given to masses at some particular time.

However pulse polio is usually advocated in India in the duration of about 5 days. so it can be taken now also.

Regarding other vaccinations except polio they can be differed for a week or two if the child is sick.

Hope the query is answered.

Please feel free for more clarification.


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