India along with ten other countries of World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia Region has been certified Polio-free by the Regional Polio Certification Commission on the 27th March 2014.
- Observing two National Immunization Days (NID) and two sub national polio immunization rounds (SNID) every year, in addition to polio vaccination through routine immunization.
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) has also been introduced in routine immunization across the country to further boost the population immunity as additional protection against polio.
- Polio vaccination is being carried out for international travelers travelling from India to 8 identified countries and vice versa. In addition, Polio vaccination carried out for international travelers at land borders of India sharing with neighboring countries.
- Polio surveillance is maintained in both humans and in the environment to detect any importation of poliovirus as early as possible and respond quickly to mitigate the risk.