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Polio vaccination campaign begins in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad-



– A seven-day polio vaccination campaign began in Islamabad on Saturday under which children under the age of five would be vaccinated in the city, the country’s state media reported.

Speaking on the occasion, East Additional Deputy Commissioner Usman Ashraf said polio health workers would go door to door across the city to administer the vaccine.

During the campaign, he said that around 408,000 children will be vaccinated, adding that health workers will visit public points, markets, transport booths and other places in this regard.

A total of 20 cases of polio have been reported in Pakistan. All the reported cases were from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, in the northwest of the country. However, the presence of poliovirus has also been detected in other parts of the country. ■


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