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Polio immunisation -- injection or drops?

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December 28, 2006 15:51 IST

The increasing number of polio cases in India -- particularly in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar -- have been a cause for concern.

The government of India is now proposing to administer injections for polio immunisation, instead of drops. In this manner, they hope to deal with the fears of those people who are afraid of giving their children polio drops.

What do you, as a parent, think?

Will this decision by the government help in reducing the number of polio cases? Or will there be fewer children being immunised because of the needle?

Which process do you, as a parent, think is safer for your child?

What can the government do to ensure that all parents immunise their children against polio?

Share your views with us.