An estimated 3.58 lakh children below the age of five would be administered oral polio vaccine at the Pulse Polio campaign to be held in Krishnagiri and Dharmapuri districts on February 19.

The vaccination would be done at 951 centres in Krishnagiri district, including 53 centres in urban areas such as Krishnagiri and Hosur Municipalities.

About 2 lakh children in the rural and urban areas would be covered during the campaign. Children of migrant parents would also be given the vaccine.

The vaccination would be administered at all primary health centres and government hospitals in the districts. Special camps would be set up at places of worship, tourist spots, railway stations, and bus stands. Ninety-three mobile teams would be deployed to administer the drops to children in remote areas.

The campaign would be conducted from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. As many as 3,804 government employees drawn from various departments apart from volunteers would carry out the campaign.


Over 1.58 lakh children would be administered polio drops in Dharmapuri district. As many as 923 centres, including 20 centres in Dharmapuri Municipal areas, have been identified, says a release issued here.