Anti-typhoid vaccination campaign

RAWALPINDI, Jan 29 (APP): Around 226 area Incharges have been trained with the coordinated efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to monitor the two-week-long anti-typhoid vaccination campaign that would be launched in urban areas of the district from February 1 to 15.

Incharge District vaccination programme, Chief Executive Officer of District Health Authority Dr Faiza Kanwal told APP that over 1,876,539 children from nine months to 15 years of age would be vaccinated under the Typhoid Prevention Campaign in the 123 union councils of the district. She said that children in the cantonment areas of Rawalpindi, Rawal Town, Pothohar Town, Gujar Khan, Kotli Satyan, Kahuta and Murree urban areas will be given injections to protect them from typhoid.

The CEO informed that Principal Allied Hospital’s of the city Dr Muhammd Umer has ensured the representatives of UNICEF in a meeting that qualified staff of the allied hospitals would be provided to make the drive a success.

Meanwhile Incharge vaccination drive Ch Muhammad Hussain informed that 1101 mobile teams have been constituted that would go door to door to vaccinate free of cost injection to the children while a comprehensive micro plan has been finalized to complete the task of immunization. He urged the citizens to cooperate with the health teams as a healthy child was essential for a healthy society and this message should be conveyed to every nook and corner of the district.

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