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Islamabad admin asks 20 school owners to help administer polio vaccine: report

ISLAMABAD: On the request of Ministry of National Health Services (NHS), Islamabad district administration has contacted representatives and owners of 20 private schools in the city to convince them that polio vaccine is not only harmless but also saves children from the paralytic disease, reported a local English newspaper.

NHS took this step after 100 per cent refusal was reported from a private school during last polio drive.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Dr Asif Rahim told media that it is a fact that polio teams were not given access to students of the private schools. “During last polio drive, a private school in a posh area of the capital refused to allow the teams to administer the vaccine to the students, because of which 300 students were not vaccinated,” Rahim said.



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