Launched New Polio Vaccine


Chief Minister Sri K. Chandrashekhar Rao formally launched SHAN-IPV, the Polio vaccine manufactured by Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Limited, today afternoon at Secretariat. IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) is one of the safest vaccines to use and eliminates the risk of recurrence of Polio. This is being launched at a time when India reported no Polio cases for the last four years and when India is switching from Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to IPV. Oral Polio Vaccine has 1% of failure risk whereas IPV has none. Hon’ble Chief Minster after launching the vaccine, handed over the first sample pack to the representative of UNICEF. Chief Minister also signed a congratulatory message for Shanta Biotechnics. Minister for Health Sri C. Laxmareddy, Minister for Industries Sri Jupalli Krishna Rao, Chief Secretary Sri Rajeev Sharma, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sri S. Narsing Rao, Addl. Principal Secretary to CM Smt. Santhi Kumari, Principal Secretary Health Department Sri Rajeshwar Tiwari, Commissioner, Health Department Sri Budda Prakash, Chairman, UNICEF Child Protection specialist Sri Sony Kutty George and others were present at the event. (Photo: Zabi)