A new anti-polio vaccination campaign starts all over the country

Damascus, SANA-Health Ministry, in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), launched Sunday a new polio vaccination campaign for all children under five years all over the country.

The new national campaign targets about 3 million children under five regardless of their previous vaccines.

In a statement to SANA in Sweida city, Health Minister Nizar Yazigi asserted that the Ministry has taken all required procedures to make the campaign a success which will last for a week to ensure vaccinating all the targeted children.

He added that 9316 health workers, 863 vehicles and 1332 mobile teams are engaged in the campaign.
The Minister called on parents to take their children to health centers or a nearby mobile team to be vaccinated regardless of the previous vaccines that the children took earlier.

Yazigi renewed that the vaccination is free and with high quality that is adopted by World Health Organization.

The latest national polio vaccination campaign was conducted on May 31st and lasted for five days and covered health centers, makeshift residential centers and through mobile teams in various provinces.

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