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Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in kids

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:59

An extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) helps to boost immunity in children less than 5 years to the poliovirus and should be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries and those facing a high risk of imported cases, according to a new research.

Lack of co-ordination hampers vaccination drive in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 11:31

Lack of staff and proper co-ordination between the health department and the administration in Pakistan`s North Waziristan region is hampering the vaccination drive for displaced children, media reported Monday.

UAE launches polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 21:38

On the directive of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Project to Assist Pakistan (UAE PAP) has announced the launch of a vaccination campaign against polio in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other tribal areas in Pakistan.

Three new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 16:08

Three new polio cases were detected Monday in Pakistan, media reported.

Polio vaccine being given under army cover in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 18:22

Polio workers continued to administer polio drops Thursday under the protection of the army in Pakistan`s Khyber tribal region in the fourth phase of polio vaccination drive.

Satisfied with steps taken by Pakistan: WHO officials

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:43

WHO has been quite satisfied with the initial steps taken by the Pakistan government to stop wild poliovirus from spreading outside its borders, its polio chief Elias Durry said.

Pakistan to set up polio vaccination points at airports

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 18:12

Pakistan Tuesday announced that it will set up mandatory polio immunisation points at its international airports, a day after the WHO imposed travel restrictions on it.

Polio outbreaks a public health emergency: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 14:57

Polio as a disease has been eradicated from India but some parts of the world still are at a risk. The World Health Organization has warned that the spread of polio has become an international public health emergency.

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