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Egypt to launch polio vaccination campaign starting Dec. 11

Monday، 28 November 2022 - 11:05 AM

Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced on Monday that a national campaign to vaccinate children against polio for free across the country will run from December 11 to December 14.

The campaign aims to vaccinate all children — Egyptian and foreign — from one day to five year old living in the country, he added.

In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Egypt free of polio, said the minister, noting that the last case of polio recorded in Egypt was in 2004.

For his part, Head of the Preventive Medicine Sector Amr Kandil noted that the campaign will cover all Egyptian governorates through fixed clinics and mobile teams on streets and near churches, mosques, and metro stations.

Comprising 90,000 medical personnel, the campaign will also go door to door in all governorates, villages, and remote areas, he added.


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