Govt Increases Polio Vaccine Age Limit to 10 Years

Amid reports of the emergence of several polio cases, the government has decided to administrator polio vaccines to children of up to 10 years of age.

Previously, the age limit for polio vaccines was five years, which will now be increased to 10 years in its next campaign.

The authorities have decided to adopt a zero-tolerance policy against the disease after several Polio cases surfaced last week.

In the first phase, anti-Polio drops will be administered to all children from Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and Afghanistan on a priority basis.

In the second phase, the polio workers will visit public and private schools to administer the vaccine.

Moreover, the government has decided to take strict action against families who decline to vaccinate their children.

Polio workers have been advised to persuade such families through all possible means. If unsuccessful, the local authorities will take serious action against the parents.

  • As Per Google :

    IPV is given as an injection in the leg or arm, depending on the patient’s age. Polio vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines. Most people should get polio vaccine when they are children. Children get 4 doses of IPV at these ages: 2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months, and a booster dose at 4-6 years.

    Where is mentioned 10 Years ? Which is Harmful for Higher Age Childern May Be

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  • One thing is to be noticed that why international agenda only focuses polio as a single and alone desease on earth? Why so much forceful implementation?

    • Because Pakistan is one of 3 countries left in the whole world which still produces case of Polio. If we don’t give vaccines, we will have more cases, which are more likely to spread to other countries as well.

    • Bill Gates is behind polio thrust and vaccination. His father worked at planned parenthood and it is their agenda to reduce world population. n developed world they are using different methods and in developing world they are using different world.

  • With such kind of actions government making it even more controversial. Is polio only disease in Pakistan and other poor countries ?
    Why we need to take polio drops whenever we visit to any other country ?
    Government don’t have any idea how many dying in Pakistan just because of unsafe water that is most basic need ?
    Government don’t know what is the situation of their hospitals and how poor people treated there ?

    • Good question. Did you ask the same to previous governments by any way? If you didn’t, you have no right to do so now.

      This news itself is fully doubtful as there is no SOURCE for this news. None of other media outlets reported it. I asked for a source and boom, no reply!

      • Indicating wrong thing isn’t mean to support any political party, and Yes previous governments also mishandled the issue, new is also doing the same .
        Tribune also publish this news yesterday.

        • Thank you. I agree that issue is being mishandled from years but anti party people are labelling it like its a new agenda.

          Tribune and Pro Pakistani, both shared this, Pro PK copied it from Tribune, no credible information has been provided as to who decided it and when.

    • Polio eradication program is sponsored by private donor agencies like Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. One cannot tell donor agencies what they should donate for, its their prereogative.

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