Health Sectt launches first phase of Polio Immunization campaign begins

More than 11,000 booths have been set up in the state with over 25 lakh doses being made available for the children. For this, about 45,000 workers from the health and allied departments have been primed, he added.

Dr Bhandari appealed the parents to bring out their children up to 5 years of age for immunization against polio and stressed the importance of just two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), in combating this crippling and potentially fatal disease – “Do Boond Zindagi Ke”.

Dr Baldev informed that Jammu and Kashmir has achieved cent percent coverage during the polio immunization campaign last year and expressed strong confidence of continuing this streak this year also.

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