If a population is fully immunised against polio, it will be protected against both wild and vaccine-derived strains of the virus.
Domestic funding for immunisation programmes is critical.
Lockdowns and closed OPDs can result in parents deferring on their children's routine immunisation schedules.
"Our kids are just as scared as we are right now."
Only 3pc of vaccinators in the EPI setup are women.
Safe injection practices are an alien concept in Pakistan.
In the last three years, 10,195 typhoid cases have been reported in Sindh.
There are a series of interlinked reasons for the disparity in coverage.
Raising awareness must be a convincing exercise.
Current campaign aims to vaccinate 30,838,522 children in 12 days
Balochistan’s children need universal immunisation coverage.
A focus on polio eradication may have adversely affected routine immunisation against other childhood diseases.
Explaining the importance of vaccination to parents, especially mothers is vital for the success of Pakistan’s
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