Students help dispel misconceptions about polio vaccine

The Coordinator of the Punjab Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for polio eradication Ms Syedah Ramallah Ali has said that students could play an important role in dispelling misconceptions about polio. She was talking to a group of students belonging to various universities and faculty members who met with her on Wednesday at the EOC Punjab office. Syedah Ramallah Ali emphasized that students could play a major role in spreading awareness about polio through creative ways of media production as misconception about polio are a big hurdle in polio eradication. She said students could work as a harbinger of change and build caregiver and family knowledge, awareness, and motivation in support of polio vaccination. She further said those who are using internet could also help disseminating polio messages to young parents especially those having children under 5 year age. ‘Even in contexts where internet is not available or access is low, it informs local radio, print, and television journalists. So, I urge all the dynamic students gathered here to harness the potential of the digital and social media and help eradicate polio from Pakistan”, the EOC coordinator concluded.