ISLAMABAD: Following a campaign against social media polio vaccination, a 25% increase in refusal was recorded during a recent polio campaign in the federal capital, which began on December 10.
A two-month-old girl was vaccinated on November 30 at Tehsil in Ghaz. He got sick and died in Haripur on December 2. The event appeared in the media and was alleged to have died because of the polio vaccine.
The story was widely distributed in social media, after which the number of refusals grew in the federal capital.
The study shows that the death of the girl had nothing to do with the polio vaccine and that she died of pneumonia.
"During the last polio campaign, we had 69 dismissals from the entire city, and this time we have as many Armed Forces alone." Parents refused to vaccinate their children and behaved poorly with polio groups, "the polio focal point in Islamabad, Asif Rahim told Dawn.
The video record of one event that is available with Dawn shows a man's polio team behavior and says parents should decide whether they want to vaccinate their children.
"You've been to my house five times. Stop here now, or I call the guards. I've seen the news of a child who dies because of the polio vaccine. I will not let my kids vaccinated, you can do whatever you want," he says clip.
The Islamabad Capital Territory official said most people are lying and say that they have already vaccinated their children in the hospital and that they are not able to present a certificate or card upon request.
"We have been abandoned in Bahraia and in the cities of Kural, where vaccination is very difficult for children. The coverage is still lower than in previous campaigns, despite the presence of auxiliary deputy commissars and assistants," he said.
"Media should cover such issues with responsibility because such news may increase the number of rejections in the upcoming polio campaign in January," he said.
On the other hand, the statement by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government of a two-month-old baby girl's death that the polio vaccine had nothing to do with his death.
The factual report, available with Dawn, reports death from pneumonia and that his four-year-old brother and other close friends were vaccinated and that they were all healthy and healthy.
The report recommends regulatory measures to publicize sensitive issues such as polio, in order to avoid public chaos.
It says that it is necessary to thoroughly investigate this issue before publishing such news because polio destruction is a national cause and such actions can harm the campaign.
Published Dawn, December 17, 2018