Anti-polio drive kicks off

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The Ministry of Health on Monday launched a three-day-long anti-polio campaign across the country. According to sources within the health ministry, approximately 13.5 million children under the age of five years will be administered the anti-polio vaccine in 37 districts of four provinces across the country.

The anti-polio drive is three-day long with two catch-up days. Children who are not vaccinated in the first three days will be vaccinated in the catch-up days. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2.3 million children of 12 districts will be administered anti-polio vaccines during the campaign. Meanwhile, 2.7 million children will receive anti-polio drops in eight districts of the province. In Islamabad, 0.4 million children under the age of five will receive the anti-polio drops.—INP