LAHORE: The Sub-National Immunization Days (SNIDs) will start from today (Monday). The campaign will be held in seven districts of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Mianwali and Layyah.

In Lahore, Rawalpindi and Faisalabad the campaign will take place for seven days i.e from June 27 to July 3, with two days dedicated to reaching ‘not available’ children.

While in DG Khan, Layyah, Bahawalpur and Mianwali the campaign will be held in selected union councils for five days, also with two days dedicated to reaching ‘not available’ children.

A press release issued here on Sunday said this will translate into more than five million children under the age of five receiving anti-polio vaccinations.

The SNIDs will see the participation of some 39,000 polio workers. This includes 3,104 area in-charges, 923 union council supervisors, 15,950 mobile team members, 1,225 fixed team members and over 647 transit team members.

Punjab Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has deployed experts from all areas to facilitate preparedness and implementation of polio campaign in priority areas.

Published in Dawn, June 27th, 2022

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