Week-long nationwide anti-polio drive begins

Week-long nationwide anti-polio drive begins
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Islamabad (Web Desk): A week-long nationwide anti-polio drive of varied duration begins on Monday (today) to administer vaccine drops to children under five years of age.

According to details, polio workers will visit door to door to vaccinate anti polio drops to children below the age of five.

Children will also be given Vitamin A supplements to boost their immunity.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), anti-polio drive started in Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan districts in first phase today.

More than six-hundred thousand children up to the age of five years will be administered anti-polio drops during the campaign.

In the second phase, anti-polio drive will be conducted in 33 districts of the province from 3rd to 9th of March.

During the anti-polio campaign, the children of the families arriving by road transport at the entrance points will also be administered the polio vaccine to combat potential transmission.

Meanwhile, strict security arrangements have also been made to provide security to the polio workers and police and rangers personnel will remain with the teams especially in the sensitive areas.