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5-day nationwide anti-polio drive from Monday

5-day nationwide anti-polio drive from Monday

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Jan 26, 2020 - 21:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A five-day anti-polio campaign will begin tomorrow (Monday) nation-wide, targeting around 9.1 million children under the age of five years, the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon (MoPH) said on Sunday.

The campaign targets 9.1 million children in 30 provinces, said Public Health Minister Dr. Firozuddin Feroz, adding insecurity continued to deprive a number of children across the country of vaccination.

He said said Bamyan, Daidkundi, Ghorinfo-icon and Badghis were not included in the campaign this time due to cold weather.

He urged all people to cooperate with health officials during the five-day polio vaccination in order no child miss vaccination.

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