5-day countrywide anti-polio drive kicks off today


ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (TNS):A Five-day countrywide polio immunization drive Kicks off today (Monday) during which children under five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops.

During a five-day campaign in Punjab 19 million children under the age of five years will be administered anti-polio vaccine.

In Sindh over 2.3 million children while in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan over six point seven million and 2.5 million children up to five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops respectively, PTV/Radio/Private news channels reported.

Health Officers urged the parents religious scholars, elected representatives, NGOs and local community to make this campaign successful by involving all-possible efforts to immunize all the children of the country against the crippling disease.