May 2019: Pakistan resumes polio campaign in Lahore

After suspending the drive because of Islamist militant attacks against health workers in April, Pakistan resumed its polio campaign in Lahore in June 2019, with polio teams going door-to-door to vaccinate 300,000 children under the age of five. The campaign took place in 94 of the 274 union councils in Lahore and ran from 14-19 May; around 2,500 security personnel were deployed with the polio workers. Pakistan will also vaccinate over 300,000 additional children in Lower Dir district in June, part of a broader drive intended to vaccinate 40 million children. The drives are part of a revamped strategy involving fewer questions, follow-up visits and recorded details about vaccinated individuals and their families. Business Recorder; DAWN; NYT

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