Pakistan to resume anti-polio drive after four-month hiatus: NCOC

ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Sunday announced resumption of the anti-polio drive on July 20 after a hiatus of four months.

The door to door vaccinations of children against polio was suspended on March 20 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The anti-polio drive, starting tomorrow, initially aims to vaccinate about 800,000 children under the age of five in high-risk districts, including Karachi, Quetta, Faisalabad, Attock and South Waziristan to protect them against the crippling disease.

Around 8,000 health workers will take part in the polio vaccination campaign. The third phase of the polio vaccination drive in Pakistan will begin in the last three months of the current year.


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