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Anti-polio drive begins across Country

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: An anti-polio drive of varying duration started across the Country from Monday to administer polio vaccine to the children up to five years of age.

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In Punjab, 39,000 health workers are taking part in the week-long campaign to administer anti-polio vaccine to over five million children in seven districts including Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalpur, Layyah and Mianwali.

In Sindh, the special anti-polio drive started in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions and other high-risk districts of Sindh from today while in Larkana, Sukkur and Shaheed Benazirabad divisions, the drive will start from Wednesday.

Over 30,000 polio workers will administer anti-polio vaccine to over 3.3 million children in the high-risk Union Councils.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, about 2.6 million children will be administered anti-polio drops during a five-day campaign. Over 11,000 teams will take part in the campaign.

Similarly, in Balochistan, 4,900 teams will administer anti-polio vaccine to 1.2 million children during a five-day drive in 18 districts of the province.

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