A five-day Polio Vaccination marketing campaign has begun throughout the nation to vaccinate over 40 million kids beneath the age of 5.
In accordance with the small print, a supplementary dose of Vitamin A drops will even be administered to the kids aged 6 months to five years throughout this marketing campaign to assist construct normal immunity to guard them from polio and different illnesses.
In accordance with the Pakistan Polio Eradication Program, round 285,000 polio frontline employees will go to dad and mom and caregivers at their doorstep, adhering to strict COVID-19 precautionary measures and protocols whereas vaccinating kids.
Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Nationwide Well being Companies, Laws, and Coordination, Dr. Faisal Sultan in a press release, stated the Authorities is dedicated to reaching the aim of a polio-free Pakistan.
In Punjab, forty-eight thousand groups have been fashioned to vaccinate over twenty million kids. In Sindh, 9 million kids shall be vaccinated and administered vitamin A drops in the course of the marketing campaign. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, twenty-nine thousand groups will administer vaccines to above seven million kids. In Balochistan, over ten thousand workforce will guarantee the supply of vaccine to 2.4 million kids within the door to door marketing campaign.
Polio Vaccination groups will even be accessible at bus stops, railway stations, Afghan refugee camps, and different public locations for the aim.
Tight safety measures have been taken for the safety of polio groups. This system applied six high-quality campaigns in 2020 with the help of varied stakeholders and the dedication of our heroes, the frontline employees.
The frontline employees defied the devastating affect of the COVID-19 pandemic and safely applied high-quality campaigns.
Dr Rana Muhammad Safdar, Director Common of Well being and Coordinator of the Nationwide Emergency Operations Centre, Polio Eradication Initiative (PEI) stated that “In 2021, we’re wanting ahead to sustaining the beneficial properties achieved in 2020.
Alongside our plans to conduct high quality polio campaigns, we’re persevering with our efforts to reinforce important immunization protection throughout Pakistan. Repeated campaigns are crucial to present a fast immunity enhance to kids beneath the age of 5.”
It’s worthy to say right here that the Polio Programme is working in partnership with numerous segments of Pakistani society together with communities, native influencers, pediatric and medical associations, media, social activists, spiritual leaders, sports activities associations and the Pakistan Cricket Board, and plenty of others. They’re all supportive of vaccination and the aim of reaching a polio-free Pakistan.