The ongoing nation wide polio vaccination campaign comes under extreme scrutiny after at least 50 children were administered an expired polio vaccine in the Dhoke Budhal village in Rawalpindi on Monday. The incident took place on the first day of the campaign.
Local Health department teams monitoring the campaign explained how none of the children got affected by the expired vaccine as it was limited to one basic health unit (BHU) and that while the expired vaccine loses efficacy, it is harmless and cannot cause the disease.
Deputy Commissioner Saifullah Dogar storekeeper of the Rawalpindi district health department. A three-member committee has been constituted to look into the negligence.
After the reports were sent out on Monday from Gujar Khan that the vaccine was expired by the locals parents refused to get their children vaccinated.
People have now largely began to question the polio teams and the government on this large scale negligence.
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