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5-day anti-polio drive begins in high risk areas

5-day anti-polio drive begins in high risk areas

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Jan 21, 2019 - 22:30

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon on Monday launched a five-day polio vaccination campaign targeting 5.4 million children below the age of five years in 179 districts of 17 provinces.

A statement from the Ministry of Public Health said it launched the vaccination campaign, the first in 2019, in cooperation with UNICEF and the Worldinfo-icon Health Organization in high risk areas.

It said the anti-polio campaign which began on Monday would continue until Jan 25 in the western, central and southern zones and it would be followed by another campaign from Jan 27 to April 1 in southern and eastern zones.

Public Health Minister Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz said the newly launched campaign was a good opportunity for families to vaccinate their children against the crippling disease.

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