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Anti-polio drive kicks off in 3 provinces but not in Sindh

The three-day anti-polio vaccination drive has kicked off in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtwankhwa (KPK), and Balochistan. The drive, however, has not begun as yet in Sindh.

During the three-day drive anti-polio drops will be administered to children under five in eight districts of Punjab, 12 districts of Balochistan, and all the districts in KPK.

Punjab Health Department target administering anti-polio drops to six million children while KPK Health Department targets administering anti-polio vaccination to 5.643 million children. Balochistan has fixed a target to administer anti-polio vaccine to 1.6 million children.

However, despite surfacing of two additional cases, which has pushed the reported polio cases to seven, anti-polio has not begun in Sindh as yet. In one week 18-month baby girl Sakina of Sajawal and 11-month baby Gyaramah of Badin were reported with polio virus recently. The two babies were administered six and three doses respectively.