TVI conducted its first vaccination activity at a school in Gulshan Town
Trust for Vaccines and Immunization (TVI) conducted its first vaccination activity at a school in Gulshan Town. This activity marked the beginning of TVI’s Typhoid Vaccination Campaign that aims to provide immunization from Typhoid Fever to maximum number of school going children of Gulshan Town. The vaccination activity will continue till 15th November.
Gulshan Town was chosen to conduct TVI’s pilot project because it is a good representative of children belonging to all strata of society and is more likely to give a head start in establishing a successful chain of vaccination among all Socio Economic Classes.
Expressing his views about the starting of vaccination campaign in Gulshan Town, Professor Abdul Gaffar Billoo said, “I’m very happy with our progress as a team. We had been planning to conduct vaccination for a long time and now finally we have entered into the most critical execution phase, i.e. the vaccination and this would not have been possible without the support of Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education – Government of Sindh, City District Government of Karachi, Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) – Sindh and International Vaccine Institute (IVI) – Seoul, South Korea. We are now closer than before to achieving our dream. I hope for successful completion of the campaign so that maximum number of children can be immunized to control Typhoid Fever.”