polio vaccination

In mid of all the reports of the emergence of many polio cases, the government has taken the decision to increase the age limit to 10 years for polio vaccination.

Earlier, the age limit for polio vaccines was 5 years, which would now be surged to 10 years in its next campaign.

The authorities have taken the decision to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against the disease after many polio cases emerged last week.

In the initial phase, anti-polio drops would be given to all the children from the region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Afghanistan on a priority basis.

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In the second phase, the polio workers would be giving visits to the public and private schools to administer the vaccine.

Furthermore, the government has taken the decision to take strict action against the families who refuse to vaccinate their children.

Polio workers have been advised to persuade resistant families via all possible means. If they remain unsuccessful in making the families agree upon administering the polio vaccine to their respective children, the local authorities would then take serious action against such parents.

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