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Cold Chain Becomes Vital Tool in Polio Effort

Keeping the vaccine's temperature under control will be critical in a new push to eradicate the disease.

Temperature control will be critical in new Polio push.
Temperature control will be critical in new Polio push.

All eyes are on temperature control when it comes to a new effort to eradicate polio in Pakistan.

According to The Express Tribune, officials there are upping their efforts to eradicate the disease after a recent case surfaced in Bannu. Their goal is to make sure every child age 5, and under, is vaccinated.

To make that successful, participants in a meeting at the Emergency Operations Center, agreed that the cold chain needs to be strengthened, as areas in the southern region have a higher climate.

"They added vaccines need to be kept in a narrow temperature range from the point of manufacture to their use in an immunization session," the news outlet wrote.

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