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  • Well being care employees courageous the snow to achieve kids and provides them polio drops
  • Frontline well being employees making an effort to eradicate polio in powerful circumstances
  • Video taken throughout ongoing five-day polio drive in Pakistan

Pakistan is likely one of the few international locations that’s but to defeat the polio virus.

To beat the lethal virus, the nation depends on its frontline well being employees to make sure that every youngster is vaccinated.

The frontline well being employees have taken up the problem to vaccinate kids in Pakistan each time a nationwide marketing campaign is launched.

Within the ongoing polio vaccination marketing campaign, we noticed the frontline well being employees displaying their dedication to the trigger despite the fact that their life can be at instances in danger.

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In a video shared by the Pakistan Polio Eradication Initiative’s Twitter account, two well being employees have been seen strolling in knee-deep snow to vaccinate kids in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

“As extreme cold weather blankets Azad Jammu & Kashmir, these brave women make their way through several feet of snow to deliver vaccines to children during the ongoing end polio campaign,” learn the tweet.

Pakistan begins first polio vaccine marketing campaign of 2021

Earlier, this week Pakistan launched its first polio vaccination for 2021.

The nationwide polio immunization drive is of 5 days and goals to vaccinate over 40 million kids underneath the age of 5 throughout Pakistan.

A supplementary dose of Vitamin A drops will even be administered to kids aged 6 to 59 months.

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

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They are going to put on a masks, use hand sanitiser and sustaining a protected distance.

“Our goal is to make sure well timed and repeated vaccination of kids. That is key to cut back the immunity hole and to guard our kids towards polio and different illnesses,” stated Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Providers Dr Faisal Sultan.

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