Five-day anti-polio drive kicks off with strict Covid SOPs

Polio teams will also be available at bus stops, railway stations and hospitals for administering anti-polio drops


APP September 20, 2021
A vaccinator administers oral polio vaccine to a child going on a motorbike with his parents on a street in Karachi on Monday. PHOTO: PPI

ISLAMABAD:

A five-day national polio eradication drive across the country started today (Monday) to administer polio and vitamin A drops to 18.6 million children up to the age of five years.

The workers of the anti-polio vaccination campaign will be provided with the necessary protective gear against coronavirus infection, and will be following all WHO recommended protocols to keep themselves and others safe from Covid-19.

The anti-polio drive started in Sindh will administer the vaccine to 9.4 million children, private news channels reported.

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During the campaign, polio teams will go door-to-door and administer drops to children less than five years of age in all tehsils and union councils of the district, a spokesperson of the Punjab Health Department stated .

The teams will also be available at bus stops, railway stations and hospitals for administering anti-polio drops. Foolproof security measures were also said to have been taken for the security of polio teams.

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