Punjab: Measles Eradication Campaign Continues on its 2nd day
According to the Department of Health Punjab, measles is a deadly disease amongst infants, for which a 12 day campaign is under way. A target of 222,800,000 have been set to be injected with vaccines. On the first day, 90 percent of the perceived coverage was done. 610 parents did not allow their children to be injected with the vaccines, though 433,000 children were vaccinated of ages between 6 months to 10 years. All teams have been guided to vaccinate the children under 5 years with polio drops, and to maintain a proper list of them. A team has been set in all union councils, which will keep a check and balance of the campaign in their area and would make a report on it.