Oral and inactivated types of vaccines use a live strain of the poliovirus to build antibodies and improve overall immunity.
This year’s provincial tally rises to 23 with latest cases.
Deputy Commissioner Tahir Farooq claims the child was fully vaccinated and the detection of wild poliovirus in him is astonishing.
Officials say the parents had refused to allow workers to give polio drops to their child during the anti-polio campaign.
Says OPV given multiple times leads to better control against wild polio virus in sewage as well.
Officials say an inquiry will be launched to determine if the child was given polio drops regularly.
More than 20 refusal cases were addressed.
Officials warn residents against creating hurdles in efforts to eradicate polio.
Islamabad mayor says SOPs to limit Covid-19 spread will be observed during the vaccination campaign.
Security officials say the workers were kidnapped by armed men when they were administering polio vaccine drops to children.
As many as 73 polio cases have been reported in the country so far this year as compared to 147 cases in 2019 and 12 in 2018.
Official report says ratio was 38pc last year.
“The vaccine is safe for children and ulema can convey the message to the parents in a better way,” says Bannu commissioner.
So far 72 cases of the crippling disease have been reported in the country this year.
Over 200,000 children in 22 districts remained unimmunised in last campaign.
Health officials say they held a "face-to-face" meeting with their Afghan counterparts after almost a year.
The number of polio cases in Balochistan has risen to 18 this year.
A 34-month-old child was diagnosed with poliovirus in Pishin district.
Dr Faisal rules out a polio-free Pakistan without parents’ continued support.
Officials during the previous months had been claiming that Bahawalpur was a polio-free district.
Even Africa had recently been declared polio-free.
Health teams were provided face masks, hand sanitiser.
The last case in Africa was recorded four years ago in northeast Nigeria.
“Happiness is an understatement, we've been on this marathon for over 30 years," says one doctor.
In several instances, parents were too scared to take their children to hospital to complete vaccination.
1166 receives all sorts of calls, from requests of sending a polio team to the caller's area to whether the vaccine is halal.
Faisalabad police register case against couple on charges of thrashing a polio workers team in Allama Iqbal Colony.
Chief minister appeals to parents and tribal elders to cooperate with the polio teams.
One of his immediate contacts also found infected with virus.
Coordinator says services of religious scholars have also been acquired to persuade parents to get polio drops administered.
Gates praised Pakistan Army for supporting the national polio drive, ensuring proper reach and coverage, says statement.
Mahmood Khan inaugurates vaccination drive in 21 districts.
Premier expresses confidence in Pakistan’s ability to apply lessons from its Covid-19 response to eradicate polio.
According to an official of the National Institute of Health, the latest victim is a 20-month-old boy.
700,000 vaccinated during campaign in July.
The disruption of the campaign had raised fears of a spike in polio cases in Pakistan.
Health minister says coordinated efforts are needed.
The drive will target high-risk areas, while vaccinators have been equipped with protective gear to guard against coronavirus.
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Restarting the campaign is aimed at mitigating the situation and targeting the more high-risk areas.
The province has registered 42 cases of cVDPV2 this year.
Initially, the focus will be on those union councils of Quetta district where major sewage network is located.
If a population is fully immunised against polio, it will be protected against both wild and vaccine-derived strains of the virus.
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The actors' remarks come as a polio immunisation campaign is set to begin in the country on July 20.
Minister says province has so far reported 63 out of the total 108 cases reported across the country (58pc) this year.
The national tally of cases this year has risen to 60.
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The latest push comes after a four-month suspension of vaccination activities because of restrictions on account of Covid-19.
Initially, polio vaccination activities will be carried out in 44 union councils of Faisalabad and 14 union councils of Attock.
Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid said authorities would probe the emergence of a poliovirus type 2 case in Attock's Hazro town.
AFTER a considerable lull, polio eradication efforts will once again resume in Pakistan. Before the novel ...
Punjab health minister expected to arrive for more information on the case.
The areas to be covered in the first round are Faisalabad, Attock, South Waziristan, and parts of Karachi and Quetta.
Polio workers will be screened for symptoms to reduce risk to households.
Resident of Landhi, Karachi, has become paralysed because of the poliovirus.
The Islamic bank had previously contributed $100m to the same project.
Another polio case reported in KP, taking national tally to 56.
After being declared a suspected carrier of poliovirus the boy’s samples were sent to NIH, Islamabad for confirmation.
Thus far, 12 polio cases have been reported this year in Balochistan.
Bill Gates praises Army’s role in anti-polio drive.
Child from poor background received no dose of vaccine during six campaigns.
The latest victim is a 13-month-old male from Bannu.
The three polio cases in Balochistan were found in different districts of the province.
18 and 15 month old females contract virus, taking national polio tally for 2020 to 44.
This year’s tally for Sindh goes to 15 and the countrywide figure to 41.
Sindh and Balochistan have reported one case each.
EPI assigns staffers tasks related to coronavirus.
A total of 37 polio cases have been reported in the country so far this year.
The announcement came after a meeting of the Polio Oversight Board, an expert body coordinated by WHO and partners.
A three cases are in boys under two years of age.
Six cases in KP, two in Punjab.
Polio vaccination teams to ensure a door-to-door marking and finger marking process.
Over 4,500 teams will take part in campaign spanning over 20 districts.
The total nationwide tally for the current year rises to 30, which is around four times as much for the year 2017.
After the announcement, 50 children were administered anti-polio drops.
Polio programme head says budget allocation for EPI should be reconsidered.
The current years tally has risen to 27.
EOC coordinator says campaigns planned scientifically.
Samples from the 7-year-old were collected on Feb 12.
The cases were found in Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa.
The virus was declared eradicated across world in 2016.
This year so far 10 cases from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six from Sindh and two from Balochistan have been confirmed.
The grant has helped procure essential molecular-biology equipment for the Regional Reference Laboratory for Polio.
The cases have been categorised in 2019 as the samples were collected last year.
They appeal to the general public to cooperate with the state in the eradication of polio from the country.
SHO Mohammad Amjad says that this is the first time such an incident with any polio team member had taken place.
Health authorities upset about the source of type 2 virus strain.
Officials says some 6.7 million children under the age of five will be provided oral polio vaccine.
With latest cases, this year’s tally rises to 17.
Dr Rana Safdar takes some time out to respond to the routine queries parents have regarding the vaccine.
Pakistan is one of the two countries in the world that have been unable to eradicate polio so far.
Meanwhile, everywhere else, the five-day nationwide polio campaign will begin on Feb 17 and will go on till Feb 21.
The tally for the current year has risen to 12.
Since 2012, a total of 47 people have been killed in incidents linked to polio vaccination in Pakistan.
Premier says measures are being taken to check cross-border movement of people.
So far this year, eight cases have been detected across the country.
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The children are residents of Jacobabad, Mirpurkhas, and Dera Ghazi Khan.