Govt sets date for  mass polio vaccination

The Ministry of Health has said the mass vaccination for children aged five and below against the deadly strain of poliovirus circulating in the country will be done in December.

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  • Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, said the immunisation is a preventive measure against a new strain of a polio virus

The Ministry of Health has said the mass vaccination for children aged five and below against the deadly strain of poliovirus circulating in the country will be done in December.
The mass vaccination, which will be house-to-house, comes after the government last week received 10 million doses targeting 8.5 million children. 
Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Ministry of Health spokesperson, said the immunisation is a preventive measure against a new strain of a polio virus.

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