Measles vaccination target achieved: EDO

SARGODHA: Executive District Officer (EDO) Health, Dr Nazir Aaqib Nekokara Friday said that health department had achieved hundred percent target during the measles vaccination campaign in the district.

Talking to media persons, the EDO said that almost 997,610 children upto 10 year age were vaccinated against the measles. He told that special centres had also been established for the vaccination of the children. He claimed, hundred percent target of vaccination against measles had been achieved in the district.

Regarding anti polio campaign, he said, almost 572,166 children of age up to five years were also administered anti polio drops during the campaign. He said, not a single polio case had been reported in the district so far. He added that awareness among the people can reduce such diseases.