March Anti-Polio Campaign: Over 21 million children to be vaccinated


March Anti-Polio Campaign: A five-day anti Polio vaccination campaign to immunize more than twenty-one point five four million children under the age of five will kick off in Sindh and Punjab on Monday.

According to the media reports, the March Anti-Polio Vaccination Campaign is being held in two phases due to concurring activities of seventh national census and over 21 million children will be vaccinated. Over seventeen point four one million children in thirteen districts of Punjab and and sixteen districts of Sindh and Islamabad will be vaccinated in the first phase.

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The reports further stated that the second phase of the vaccination campaign will be held from third of next month to vaccinate more than four point twelve million children in 12 districts of Balochistan and 26 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The Federal Minister for Health Services, Abdul Qadir Patel has urged parents and caregivers to ensure that their children receive the life-saving polio vaccine so that they remain protected from poliovirus.

The Sehat Tahhafuz Helpline 1166 and WhatsApp Helpline 0346-777-65-46 will be available to assist parents and caregivers in reporting missed children and providing related information.

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