thenews.com.pk 21 Sep, 2020 08:30 am

Polio vaccination campaign resumes across Pakistan after four-month suspension

Polio vaccination campaign resumes across Pakistan after four-month suspension
This is the first nationwide campaign in Pakistan after a four-month suspension due to COVID-19 outbreak

54 million, and 20 million children are aimed to be vaccinated against polio in Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab, respectively.The campaign's target is to administer the anti-polio vaccine to some 40 million children below the age of five, according to Radio Pakistan, with the duration and number of target children varying in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and Punjab.A spokesperson for the Sindh Health Department said the seven-day anti-polio drive has been launched across Sindh, including Karachi, today, with a target to vaccinate nine million children.54 million children during the campaign, with 28,528 teams of polio workers participating in the campaign.

5 million children.The campaign's target was to vaccinate over 20 million children against polio, they added, noting that a monthly anti-polio drive would help stop the spread of the virus.

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