Polio campaign to start from 11th


The Emergency Operations Center for Poliowill launch a polio campaign across Sindh from January 11 to January 17. 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. Vitamin A will also be given to children aged 6 months to 59 months during the campaign. 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 limited time with the box and knocking on the door with a pen or elbow. A spokesman for EOC Sindh said, “The polio campaign could not be launched from March to July as a result of corona virus, but since August 2020, a polio campaign has been launched every month to boost immunity in children. If the campaign continues, the best results will be seen soon. No case of polio has been reported in Sindh since July 2020. Children can be saved from diseases like polio through vaccination and we need to raise awareness about it. Thanks to the media for ” Pakistan and Afghanistan are the two countries in the world where polio is still found. In 2020, 84 polio cases were reported in Pakistan out of which 22 cases are from Sindh.

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