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Posted on Tue, 23 May 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi,
We have given polio vaccine as per schedule with our pediatrician. Also we have given vaccine during the last drive by government (month back). Now there is a drive again by government and they are asking us to give him polio vaccine. is it ok to give?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please go ahead and give it today also

Detailed Answer:
Hi...this is a must for all kids younger than 5 years old in XXXXXXX Please go ahead and give it today too. This is pulse polio immunization and is imperative to be given to the kid even though he had last month.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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