Anti-polio campaign from today


A five-day nationwide anti-polio campaign will start from tomorrow (Monday) to immunize over 39.4 million children across the country.
The vaccination drive will continue from February 17 to February 21 while it will be extended to seven days in more sensitive areas, sources said.
Around 265,000 anti-polio workers will participate in the drive across the country.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 6.7 million children under the age of five years will be vaccinated.
In the drive, 19.9 million children will be administered polio vaccine in Punjab, 9.26 million children in Sindh and 2.46 million children in Balochistan.
In Islamabad 356,000 children, Azad Kashmir 6,90,000 children and in Gilgit-Baltistan 2,40,000 children under the age of five years will be administered vaccine.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, will also administer police vaccine to children in Lahore on February 18.—INP