June 2019: Pakistan launches 3-day polio campaign

Pakistan launched a three-day polio vaccination campaign on 17 June 2019, administering oral drops door-to-door to more than 10.2 million children under five across the country. Meanwhile, local media reported this month that the country has deliberately decided not to criminally prosecute parents refusing vaccinations for their children in three districts. The national immunization program hopes to collect “the exact number of refusals” to target for a later refusal catch-up campaign. End Polio Pakistan; DAWN

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