EPI kicks off 12-day vaccination drive in merged districts

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Staff Reporter

Peshawar

Directorate of Health Services Merged Areas in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) has started a 12-day Enhance Outreach Activity (EOA) in merged districts and sub-divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to control the 10 vaccine preventable children diseases.
The main objectives of EOA is to build immunity of the community against the 10 vaccine preventable diseases like Childhood Tuberculosis (TB), Polio, Diarrhoea, Pneumonia, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Tetanus, Hepatitis-B, Meningitis, Diphtheria, Measles in the merged districts through vaccine. The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), 12-day EOA has started from June 15 and will be continue till June 27, said the spokesperson on Tuesday.