Fractional Dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine-fIPV
Fractional Dose of Inactivated Polio Vaccine-fIPV: The Government of Nepal is preparing to add Fractional-Dose Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (fIPV) very soon. A schedule of fractional intradermal doses administered at 6 and 14 weeks ensures early and appropriately-timed protection. The 2 fractional doses should be separated by a minimum interval of 4 weeks. 2 fractional doses of IPV, given intradermally at 6 and 14 weeks provide higher seroconversion rates than a single full dose (intramuscular) given at 14 weeks.
The National Immunization Programme (NIP) is a priority 1 (P1) programme of the Government of Nepal. Launched as the Expanded Programme on Immunization in 2034 BS (1977/78). Previously Eleven antigens are provided through the national programme to eligible infants, children and mothers through more than 16,000 outreach sessions, including in geographically and economically hard-to-reach and marginalized communities. Now government is planning to add more antigens to control diarrohoea caused by rota virus & FIPV.