Polio vaccination in Pakistan: By force or by volition?

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This letter briefs about polio vaccination in Pakistan. The Pakistani public, 96% of whom are Muslim, highly regard the advice of Islamic scholars. Although these scholars can have a detrimental role in promoting misconceptions about polio campaigns, they can also help to dilute the negative perceptions of the public towards polio vaccination. Overall, the involvement of enlightened religious scholars in polio campaigns is a far better option than arresting parents who refuse polio vaccination for their children. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)




Khan, T. M., & Long, C. M. (2015, October 31). Polio vaccination in Pakistan: By force or by volition? The Lancet. Lancet Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00689-3

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