Pulse Polio Programme

For: Employability Skill Development
Year of Implementation
Faculty in Charge
Department of Community Medicine

The Pulse Polio initiative vaccinates all the Under 5 children in the nation at the same time, ensuring eradication of Polio. Every year, the Undergraduate students of St. John’s Medical College volunteer for this programme by assisting the Bruhat Bengaluru MahanagarPalike in the field activities of Pulse Polio initiative. Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic and the COVID 19 Vaccination programme for Health care workers during January 2021, the implementation of Pulse Polio 2021 was done from 31st January 2021 to 03rd February 2021. The students are trained on the activities of the programme was conducted by faculty from the Department of Community Health, St. John’s Medical College and health workers of the Madiwala Urban Health Centre on the following important aspects:

• Importance of Pulse polio vaccination
• Eradication status of polio worldwide
• Cold Chain maintenance and vaccination principles
• COVID prevention
• AFP, Measles and ILI surveillance as a part of the Pulse Polio The students are involved in both booth based (one day) and house to house activities(3 days) at the Pulse Polio drive.  

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