Anti-Polio drive starts, two million children to be vaccinated in city


Observer Report
Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho inaugurated the polio campaign here on Monday.The polio campaign will vaccinate 9 million children across Sindh, of which more than 2 million children in Karachi.The Health Minister was accompanied by members of the EOC core team and DHO South, Dr. Raj Kumar.They also vaccinated children and distributed gifts. On the occasion, the Health Minister said that parents are requested to vaccinate their children under the age of five during this campaign and protect them from lifelong disability.
The Emergency Operations Center for Polio Sindh will conduct a polio campaign across Sindh from January 11 to January 17, 2021.In this campaign, 9 million children under the age of 5 years will be vaccinated against polio in 29 districts of Sindh. More than 2 million of them live in Karachi. Children from 6 months to 59 months will also be given Whitman A.During the campaign, the WHO will take all precautionary measures against the corona virus, including polio workers wearing masks and having a fever check before deployment, not handling children directly, not entering homes, and being eligible. This includes spending time with the box and knocking on the door with a pen or elbow

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