Fighting Polio, Two Drops At A Time

Fighting Polio, Two Drops At A Time

They call it “the two drops of life,” said Anil Garg.

The two drops of a pinkish, transparant liquid that can change a child’s life: the vaccine for polio.

This month, Anil Garg and 33 other members of a Simi Valley, California, Rotary Club will spend just under a week helping to administer the vaccine to children in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh during a nationwide immunization drive. India’s annual National Immunization Day drive vaccinates over 170 million children, reducing the number of cases by 94 percent in the past year.

“You can see it in their eyes, that they are so grateful that we are doing this,” said Garg.

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