Anti-Polio campaign in Pakistan kicks off today

Pakistan Polio

The anti-polio campaign in Pakistan starts today, focusing on eliminating the notorious virus from the country, Pakistan’s government has started the anti-polio campaign across the country starting from various cities.

Punjab has started the campaign with over 48000 teams across the districts to initiate5-day campaign targeting children up to 5 years of age.

In Karachi,188 union councils will be utilized to cater 2.4 million children during the 5-day vaccination campaign.

The government is to conduct a 3-day campaign in KPK, during the campaign roughly5.9 million children will be administered for polio vaccination.

In Baluchistan, there would be 5-day campaign and 3-day campaign to administer millions of children, the 5-day campaign will be conducted in Quetta, Killa Abdullah, and Pishin while 3-day campaign will be carried out in other districts of the province. During these campaigns, roughly 2.5 million children would be benefitted from the vaccination.

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In Azad Jammu and Kashmir AJK, more than 0.7 million children up to 5 years would be given Polio vaccination during the campaign.Pakistan is one of the countries where Poliovirus still exists however; the virus has been eliminated from most parts ofthe world. All of 27 reportedcases of Polio in the entire world were from Pakistan and Afghanistan accordingto World health Organization WHO.

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