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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...

  • 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......

  • Health workers hesitate over Sinopharm vaccine, Gallup Pakistan poll says

    Just over a half of health workers across the country have received a Covid-19 shot since inoculations began last month, while a poll released on Friday suggested nearly half had concerns over China's Sinopharm, the only vaccine available in Pakistan so far...

    The government had distributed 504,400 Sinopharm vaccine doses to the provincial by February 20, and 230,000 frontline health workers had received a shot by Friday, according to...

  • 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)...

  • 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...

  • Over 75,000 children in Sindh never received polio vaccine

    KARACHI: Despite continued immunisation campaigns, more than 75,000 children, aged less than five years, have never been administered polio drops in Sindh, it emerged on Friday...

    They are among the country’s nearly half a million children who have never received any vaccine against polio, according to the figures compiled by the emergency operations centre of Sindh...

  • 24pc of costly anti-polio vaccine goes down the drain in Punjab

    LAHORE: The Punjab Expanded Programme on Immunization staff has wasted 24 per cent of the expensive Inactivated/Inject-able polio vaccine (IPV) which was introduced recently in the routine immunisation campaign all over the province...

    Mishandling and misuse of the vaccine by the programme field staff had been identified in an evaluation of the immunisation programme by Gavi, a global health partner and donor, and was conducted by...

  • India launches emergency vaccine drive for new polio strain

    NEW DELHI: Two years after it was declared polio free, India said Wednesday it was launching an emergency vaccination drive after discovering a strain of the disease that is not covered by its existing inoculations...

    G Srinivasa Rao, a health official in southern Telangana state, said the type of polio discovered likely originated in a virus contained in an oral vaccine and mutated after it was given to a child with a weak immune...

  • Injectable polio vaccine campaign begins today

    QUETTA: The Injectable Polio Vaccine (IPV) campaign will be launched in three high-risk districts of Balochistan on Monday...

    Provincial Coordinator of Polio Programme Dr Syed Saifur Rehman said on Sunday that the IPV programme would be launched in Quetta, Pishin and Qila Abdullah districts where the polio virus was still active...

  • Injectable polio vaccine to be launched in Punjab on Aug 20

    ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan makes edges towards the eradication of polio by moving from the oral polio vaccine (OPV) to the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), the number of families that refuse to vaccinate their children has yet to allow the dream to come to fruition...

    According to estimates from the Polio Programme, every vaccination campaign fails to vaccinate approximately 360,000 children, and around 40,000 parents refuse...

  • Army assures improvement in polio vaccine coverage at Pak-Afghan border

    QUETTA: The army has assured the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan that the coverage of polio vaccines to children at the Pak-Afghan border, particularly near Friendship Gate in Chaman, will be improved...

    The meeting was attended by representatives of Southern Command Major Inam Haider, UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UPAP) official Colonel Ehtisham, United Nations Children’s Fund's (Unicef) Dr Abdul Aziz, World Health...

  • Inactivated polio vaccine launched in Fata

    PESHAWAR: Authorities are banking on the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) after cases were reported even after use of multiple doses of the oral polio vaccine in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The Fata, which recorded 16 polio cases in 2015 showing a reduction of 90 per cent from 2014, formally launched IPV in its expanded programme on immunisation (EPI) on Thursday to boost children’s immunity...

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