754,000 children given polio vaccine in Peshawar | Pakistan Today

754,000 children given polio vaccine in Peshawar

A one-day polio vaccination campaign was launched in Peshawar on Sunday amid tight security.

Local health officials said that some 754,383 children were vaccinated in 96 union councils in the city. Some 235 health teams accompanied by over 8,470 people participated.

KP has been facing polio outbreak because of ban imposed on vaccination by Taliban. The campaign has been adversely affected due to terrorist threats to the teams of health workers tasked with administering polio drops to the children. The government is facing mounting pressure from international health agencies as it fails to curb the crippling virus that has seen the highest reported cases in Pakistan this year.

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