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2nd round of winter anti-polio campaign launched

2nd round of winter anti-polio campaign launched

Feb 24, 2018 - 15:17

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Public Health said on Saturday more than six million children would be covered by an anti-polio campaign in 21 provinces of the country.

A statement from MoPH said the campaign would cover areas vulnerable to the virus before being extended to other parts of the country.

It added 6.1 million children under five years of age would be vaccinated.Vaccinators would go home to home in residential areas to treat children.

The ministry said the campaign was launched just two weeks after a previous drive because the virus spread was possible during this period of winter.

Anti-polio vaccination is the only effective way to prevent children from paralysis and the disease could not be treated once it affected a child, the source said.

According to the MoPH, three cases of paralysis have been registered in Kandahar and Nangarhar provinces this solar year.