Babar bin Atta says 10 pc refusals are expected in Bannu, Lakki Marwat and North Waziristan due to this relaxation.
District Health Officer tells Dawn that the child had not been vaccinated in the routine drives.
Officials asked to win families’ trust to negate perception that polio eradication is a ‘foreign agenda’.
Action has been delayed for seven months due to fear of political implications.
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Senate committee chairman says Atta should control his emotions and avoid criticising parliamentarians on Twitter.
The cases, reported to the WHO on May 24, were caused by "vaccine-derived" polio.
Clerics who called on CM Buzdar resolved to work effectively to eliminate polio.
Commissioner Usman Ali Khan says that through collective efforts poliovirus could be eradicated from the country.
Eight cases of polio have been found in KP this year.
Pakistan is one of the last two countries, alongside Afghanistan, where poliovirus cases are being reported.
Total tally of polio cases this year reaches 16.
A massive public health campaign is needed to counter social media campaigns against the vaccine.
As of May 9, 130 Facebook posts, 14 Twitter posts and 30 YouTube videos have been removed: PTA.
Two polio cases were reported from Lahore this past week.
It is the second consecutive day that a polio case has been reported in Lahore.
Increase in refusal rates is proof that communication strategy for vaccination programme has failed, says official.
Removal of NEOC technical head prevented prompt decision on issue, ministry official says.
We must ensure that all children, including those in remote, marginalised communities, have access to vaccines.
More than 700,000 families refused to vaccinate children across KP, says an official.
Report suggests regulating use of loudspeakers in mosques.
Another worker sustained injuries during the gun attack.
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That a few could hijack vaccination drive is proof of how tentative the gains have been in building public confidence.
They cite the alleged adverse reaction by the anti-polio vaccination in a local school as the reason.
Refusal rate goes up in all mouzas and union councils, says official.
Over 6,890 cases of refusals reported; policeman assigned to polio team shot dead in Bannu.
Official holds parents responsible for the development.
KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan takes notice of the incident, summons report from the provincial inspector general.
KP EOC to probe incident after hundreds of children allegedly complain of illness after vaccination.
Five-year-old affected girl was administered anti-polio vaccine seven times, claims Health Department.