Campaign: Three-day polio drive from July 16

The vaccination drive in 57 medium-risk union councils ended today.

Our Correspondent July 12, 2012


The National Research and Development Foundation (NRDF) will launch a three-day special polio campaign from July 16 to July 18 in 40 high-risk union councils of Peshawar.

The vaccination drive in 57 medium-risk union councils ended today (Wednesday).

According to Dr Irfan Qadri, approximately 430,000 children will be vaccinated in the upcoming drive and 888 vaccination teams have been formed for the purpose.

He said that 205 supervisors and eight focal persons from Executive District Office and District Coordination Office have been assigned to ensure that all children under five are targeted.

NRDF senior member Maulana Jehanzeb Zahid said that a jirga was arranged in Palosai union council last month where clerics and elders cleared misconceptions about polio drops.

After that, about 100 children were inoculated.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2012.


Yousaf | 9 years ago | Reply

Why does no one talk about the facts?

1) This oral vaccine is BANNED in the USA!

2) Recently, reports of VAPP caused by the polio vaccine refer to the Polio Global Eradication Initiative’s own statistics, informing that up to 180 vaccinated children in India fall a prey to VAPP each year. This stands at a hair-raising incidence 3 to 4 times higher than polio caused by the wild polio virus. The medicine seems deadlier than the disease itself.

3) In Pakistan too, the threat of polio vaccine is not going entirely unreported. Last month, Anthony Gucciardi revealed in his article, published in Natural Society, that close to 80% of recent polio cases are reported among children who had been vaccinated for polio. This is a shockingly high figure: of 136 polio cases, 107 were those vaccinated for the disease. And these are only the cases on record.

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