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Immunization efforts

Immunization efforts
According to a report from theToba Tek Singh district, a six-month-old girl has been diagnosed with polio virus type two, despite being immunized against the disease. The district health officer has...

This year, the polio campaign in the country has been badly sabotaged by the Covid-19 crisis and the problems imposed by lockdowns and the difficulty in allowing for new teams to move through districts.A new campaign against polio is to begin in a few days’ time.We hope that in the coming months, the polio campaign will resume.Home Today's Paper Editorial Immunization efforts Editorial September 20, 2020 According to a report from theToba Tek Singh district, a six-month-old girl has been diagnosed with polio virus type two, despite being immunized against the disease.

However, they do concede that the routine vaccination and immunisation processes suffer from faults and weaknesses, notably in three districts of Punjab – Jhang, Toba Tek Singh and Faisalabad.There is also a distinct resurgence of the disease in Punjab, with more cases coming in over the past two years than in previous years.

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