Abbottabad    -    The Health Department Abbottabad on Sunday formally launched a 12- day long campaign of immunization to prevent children from typhoid, the drive would start from October 3 and continue till October 15 where 132000 children aged nine months to 15 years would be vaccinated in the 7 union councils of Abbottabad. District Health Officer Dr Faisal Khanzada, Deputy DHO Dr Shehzad Iqbal, Dr Yasir of EPI and others said this while addressing a press conference here at Abbottabad Press Club (APC). Appreciating the media, the DHO said that during the anti- coronavirus, polio, dengue and other campaigns media worked for awareness and made sacrifices by staying on the front line. He said that our teams would go to schools in the seven union councils of the district Abbottabad including cantonment areas, Central Urban, Kehal Urban, Malikpura Urban, Kayhal Urban, Nawan Shahr, Havelian City and Havelian Cantt to immunize the students. The target of the campaign is to vaccinate 132000 boys and girls. He disclosed that during investigation of children we found that despite treatment of the disease the symptoms still persist which is alarming. Dr Yasir of EPI said that bacteria are spreading through food, sewerage and harmful drinking water while urban union councils are getting more affected