Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa stands against polio vaccination due to side-effect rumours


In Pakistan, the polio vaccination campaign in many areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area was halted as mass hysteria persisted following rumours of reactions in some children to the vaccines.

Police have arrested a suspect for scaremongering and charged 12 others with setting on fire a basic health unit on Monday. A policeman assigned for the security to a polio team in Bannu district was shot dead.

Dawn reports that yesterday morning, a large number of parents in different areas of Charsadda district refused to have vaccines administered to their children. (AIR NEWS)

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