12-day vaccination drive launched in tribal districts.


PESHAWAR -- The Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), tribal districts, on Tuesday started a 12-day extensive outreach vaccination drive to control 10 preventable diseases among children through free vaccination.

The campaign is aimed at increasing routine immunisation coverage and controlling the 10 preventable diseases, including childhood tuberculosis (TB), polio, diarrhoea, pneumonia, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, hepatitis-B, meningitis, diphtheria and measles in merged tribal districts.

The campaign launched with the technical cooperation of the World Health Organisation would continue till January 4. All the missed, zero dose children and refusal cases will be covered through routine outreach immunisation, according to a press statement issued by the health directorate (tribal districts).

EPI programme manager Dr Osama Shabbir said that the outbreaks could only be controlled through comprehensive...

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