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Pakistan begins first polio vaccine marketing campaign of 2021

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  • Pakistan launches first polio vaccination marketing campaign of 2021
  • Polio immunization drive will final for 5 days and goals to vaccinate over 40 million youngsters underneath the age of 5
  • 285,000 polio entrance line staff to participate in drive adhering to strict COVID-19 precautionary measures

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s first polio vaccination for 2021 began immediately (Monday).

The nationwide polio immunization drive will final for 5 days and goals to vaccinate over 40 million youngsters underneath the age of 5 throughout Pakistan.

A supplementary dose of Vitamin A drops may even be administered to youngsters aged 6 to 59 months.

Round 285,000 polio entrance line staff will go to mother and father and caregivers at their doorstep adhering to strict COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols whereas vaccinating youngsters, The Information reported.

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They may put on a masks, use hand sanitiser and sustaining a protected distance.

“Our aim is to ensure timely and repeated vaccination of children. This is key to reduce the immunity gap and to protect our children against polio and other diseases,” said Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan.

A polio-free Pakistan

He said the government is committed to reaching the goal of a polio-free Pakistan and called for support parents and caregivers of children under the age of five years.

He said 2021 presents a unique opportunity to leverage the gains made in 2020, which included the implementation of six high-quality campaigns by front line workers who defied the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Essential immunisation coverage will also be looked into apart from conducting polio campaigns.

“Repeated campaigns are imperative to give a quick immunity boost to children under five,” mentioned Dr Rana Muhammad Safdar, the director-general of well being and coordinator of the Nationwide Emergency Operations Centre, Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI).

He mentioned the programme goals to limit the geographic scope of polio virus circulation to the high-risk areas solely and get nearer to the purpose of eradication in 2021.

With 82 circumstances in 2020, Pakistan is among the two polio-endemic international locations on the earth together with its neighbour Afghanistan.

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