ISLAMABAD: A five-day supplementary polio immunization drive kicked off on Monday in the 12 districts of Sindh.
According to sources, a total of 2.498 million children would be vaccinated in Karachi, Sukkur, Ghotki, Khairpur, Larkana, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore, Kamber, Dadu, Nawabshah, Sanghar and Naushahro Feroze districts.
Meanwhile, a three-day special anti-polio campaign also begins in selected areas of FATA, Frontier Regions and eight districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Official sources informed that more than nine hundred sixty five thousand children in FATA and one hundred ninety nine thousand children below the age of five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be administered anti-polio drops during the three-day campaign.
Law enforcement agencies have taken tight security measures to provide protection to the polio team’s personnel. NNI