Over 21m children to be vaccinated in March anti-polio campaign

Islamabad, March 12, 2023 (PPI-OT): A five-day anti Polio vaccination campaign to immunize more than twenty-one point five four million children under the age of five will kick off in Sindh and Punjab on Monday. The vaccination campaign is being held in two phases due to concurring activities of seventh national census.

In first phase, over seventeen point four one million children in thirteen districts of Punjab and sixteen districts of Sindh and Islamabad will be vaccinated. The second phase will be held from third of next month to vaccinate more than 4.12 million children in 12 districts of Balochistan and 26 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Minister for Health Services Abdul Qadir Patel has urged parents and caregivers to ensure that their children receive the life-saving polio vaccine so that they remain protected from poliovirus. The Sehat Tahhafuz Helpline 1166 and WhatsApp Helpline 0346-777-65-46 will be available to assist parents and caregivers in reporting missed children and providing related information.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk