Health workers asked to help address polio vaccination refusals – The News International

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The healthcare providers from 18 super high risk union councils of Shaheen Muslim Town-I were directed to help reach the finish line by addressing the chronic refusal cases in the community.

“The community listens to doctors and healthcare providers and act on their advice. And as such they can play an effective advocacy role in community sensitisation on essential immunisation and polio eradication,” Additional Secretary Health (polio) Abdul Basit told a one-day orientation workshop here.

The workshop was organised by Provincial Emergency Operations Centre Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in collaboration with the Unicef and Pakistan Paediatric Association (PPA).

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