Five-day polio vaccination starts in KP; over 3.5 mln children to be vaccinated.

PESHAWAR -- The five-day polio vaccination drive started in 12 districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday wherein as many as 3.535 million children under the age of five would be given polio drop.

According to provincial health department the campaign is simultaneously being conducted in Peshawar, Nowshera, Swat, Bajaur, Hangu, Karak, Khyber, Kohat, Kurram, Mohmand, Orakzai and Charsadda districts.

More than 13,000 teams have been constituted for administering polio drops to the vulnerable population of the children while 21,000 police personnel would perform security duty along with the polio teams.

Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Shah Fahad on Monday formally kicked off the polio vaccination drive here in the provincial capital by administering polio drops to children under the age of five at his office.


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