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Almost 6 million children immunized for polio in 3 days: Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has said over 5.9 million children under the age of five years were administered anti-polio vaccine during the last three days.

He said that the vaccination drive was held across 25 districts of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh provinces.

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In a tweet today, he commended the efforts of polio teams and the support of the parents and community members to achieve the target.

The tweet read: “I commend my #Polio teams vaccinating more than 5.9 million children under 5 years of age in last 3 days with the support of parents and community members across 25 districts of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh. Thank you all!”

A three-day anti-polio campaign was held in various districts of Punjab and Balochistan from November 4.

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Lahore, Multan, Sargodha, Jhelum, Mandi Bahauddin and Chakwal were the districts in Punjab where children under the age of five were being administered anti-polio drops.

During the three-day campaign, polio vaccines were administered to more than 5.9 million children.

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