Polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan: a step towards eradication or still a challenge in hand?

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Pakistan is suffering from low routine childhood immunization (RI) coverage, meriting a systematic examination of community acceptance and barriers towards vaccination with a view to inform responsive strategies. We examine community perspectives on RI for children 0-23 months of age, unveiling community beliefs, health systems barriers and willingness to actively seek immunization services. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in the rural under-resourced district of Tando Muhammad Khan of Pakistan's Sindh province. 12 focus group discussions were conducted to probe immuniza...
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In the 1950s, as Dr. Jonas Salk and virologist Albert Sabin worked to create a vaccine to prevent infantile paralysis, the threat from polio was already long familiar to Americans. (Image credit: AP)
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[WHO] Geneva -Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.
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This study goes beyond previous work to provide a detailed comprehensive evaluation of the enterovirus surveillance and can be used to formulate a set of implementation plan and performance indicators for environmental surveillance. PMID: 32444474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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