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1st phase of typhoid vaccination campaign starts in 12 districts of Punjab

by February 1, 2021 General

The Punjab Health department has launched the first phase of vaccination campaign against typhoid in 12 districts of the province today (Monday).

According to a spokesman for Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department, the department has selected those 12 districts in the 1st phase where disease burden is 50 percent.

He said now the children would get vaccination against 11 dangerous diseases instead of 10.

He said the vaccine would be administered to the children between the age of 9 months and 15 years. The Spokesman said that initially 12 districts have been selected for vaccination, however, the vaccination drive will be launched in the rest of 24 districts in the second phase.

Source: Radio Pakistan