4TH Doses of Polio Vaccination Started Nationwide
KABUL (BNA): Public Health Ministry announced the Ministry has started the fourth doses polio vaccination nationwide in association with UNICEF and World Health Organization WHO.
The campaign which is expected to vaccinate 9.9 million children under the age of five against polio has launched on Monday, said the Ministry in a statement.
The ministry said that three course of polio vaccination have been successfully applied this year, and this is the fourth doses of the campaign to be launched this year.
Acting Public Health Minister Dr. Qalandar Ibad, on the occasion to the campaign asks all healthcare staff to spare no effort launching the vaccine to eradicate polio fully.
In cause to the war millions of children remain unvaccinated from polio program, and now it’s time to safe those children from polio disease, said officials of Public Health Ministry.
At the current state it is Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria who still recorded positive cases of polio in the world
According to the Ministry of Public Health, at the current year only one case of polio was registered in Paktia province, that the genetic origin of which was linked to the positive cases of polio in Pakistan.
Last year, the Ministry recorded four positive cases of polio across the country.
Polio is an infectious disease among children age five that causes permanent paralysis or even death of the child.
Medical experts say the only method to prevent the disease is to get the vaccine, which should be given to children under the age of five.
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Source: Bakhtar News Agency