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  • Pakistan launches new polio vaccine, aims for 2016 wipeout

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday formally launched an injectable polio vaccine, an important step to accelerate its polio eradication campaign as the authorities vowed to wipe out the disease by 2016...

    More than four million children will benefit from the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), which will be incorporated into the country's routine immunisation schedule and given to children alongside other jabs...

  • Call for introducing diabetes vaccine in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Professor of medicine at the King Edward Medical University, Dr Irshad Hussain, has called for introduction of vaccine in Pakistan to prevent diabetes since the prevalence of the disease has almost doubled in adults/children...

    “Pakistan is facing a potential threat of diabetes outbreak, particularly in adults due to unhealthy lifestyle,” Prof Irshad told Dawn...

  • Pakistan demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

    Pakistan urged Facebook to remove harmful polio-related content from the social networking site on Friday, saying it was jeopardising eradication initiatives and putting the lives of vaccinators at risk...

    In recent months social media in the country has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone — claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine......

  • World's first malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from EU regulators

    LONDON: The world's first malaria vaccine got a green light on Friday from European drugs regulators who recommended it as safe and effective to use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease...

    The shot, called RTS,S or Mosquirix and developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease...

  • Acute BCG vaccine shortage: Denying newborns precious gift of life

    LAHORE: As if numerous health issues in the country are not enough, a potential risk of contracting tuberculosis (TB) for a large number of children looms large due to the last two-month interruption in the supply of BCG vaccine and syringes to the provinces...

    The Federal Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) failed to procure this life-saving vaccine last year to meet the demands of all the provinces which has now emerged as a...

  • Advanced malaria vaccine gets regulator’s approval

    LONDON: The world’s most advanced malaria vaccine got the nod from European regulators on Friday, despite mixed trial results, for eventual use in children in African countries plagued by the killer disease...

    Mosquirix is the most clinically-advanced vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease that infects some 200 million people and kills about 600,000 every year, more than 75 per cent of them children under five...

  • Efforts on to end vaccine preventable diseases: govt

    QUETTA: Balochistan Health Minister Rehmat Saleh Baloch has said the provincial government is committed to eliminating morbidity and mortality relating to vaccine preventable diseases...

    Speaking at an EPI review meeting attended by representatives Gavi, the vaccine alliance, commissioners, deputy commissioners, deputy health officers and EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunisation) officers here on Friday, he said that all possible steps...

  • Teacher falls victim to shortage of anti-rabies vaccine

    KASUR: The non-availability of anti-rabies vaccine at the Rural Health Centre in Allahabad claimed the life of a retired schoolteacher while his son is struggling for survival...

    He said the staff at the RHC in Allahabad refused to provide treatment because of the shortage of the anti-rabies vaccine...

  • Children to be administered polio vaccine in 13 districts

    KARACHI: The Sindh health department on Friday decided to administer inject-able polio vaccine (IPV) to 114,688 children of 177 union councils in 13 districts of the province, officials said...

    Dr Shaikh said during the campaign 332,429 children aged up to five years would also be given oral polio vaccine (OPV)...

  • Vaccine storage and management system put in place

    3 million doses of pentavalent vaccine were found spoiled at a store of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) on February 24, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has devised a mechanism to avoid such an incident in future...

    The spoilage of the vaccine was exposed through an email sent to Ayesha Raza Farooq, the prime minister’s focal person on polio, using a fake account in February 2015...

  • Balochistan govt to make refusal against polio vaccine 'a crime'

    QUETTA: The Balochistan government has decided to table a vaccination bill in the provincial assembly to make it compulsory for parents to get their children, below the age five, vaccinated for polio — refusal to which would lead to punishment and arrest by authorities...

    "We are preparing a draft for the provincial government to bring Polio Vaccination Act in the Assembly," Balochistan Health Secretary Noor-ul-Haq Baloch told Dawn
  • Punjab introducing injectable polio vaccine

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab government has decided to administer inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) through injections in addition to oral polio vaccine (OPV) to children especially in high risk union councils across the province from first week of June...

    In Rawalpindi, the injectable vaccine will be administered to children in 28 high risk Union Councils from June 8...

  • Inactivated polio vaccine campaign inaugurated

    LAHORE: The IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) campaign was inaugurated in Punjab at a ceremony organised at the Mian Munshi Hospital here on Monday...

    The IPV was introduced for the first time in Pakistan under polio’s endgame strategy because oral polio drives remained fruitless despite huge spending...

  • Uncertainty over vaccine procurement worries donors

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan may be facing a serious interruption in vaccine supply as provinces are showing unwillingness to pay for vaccine imports, following the expiration of the current National Finance Commission (NFC) award next month...

    According to a report of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI), the risk recommends that the National EPI managers and technical staff ensure effective management of the existing...

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