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Vaccination campaign for Jordanian, Syrian children launched
By Petra - Nov 25,2012 - Last updated at Nov 25,2012
AMMAN — The Ministry of Health on Sunday launched a vaccination campaign against chickenpox and polio for Jordanian and Syrian children in collaboration with UNICEF.
The campaign covers both Irbid and Mafraq, including children at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, and targets children under five years old, estimated at 250,000, 50,000 of them Syrians.
A total of 176,291 Jordanian and Syrian children in Irbid and Mafraq, including those at the Zaatari Refugee Camp, have been vaccinated against polio and measles under a vaccination campaign launched recently by the Ministry of Health, Health Minister Abdul Latif Wreikat said on Wednesday.
The Health Ministry and its UN partners launched the third round of the National Polio Vaccination Campaign at the Mafraq Comprehensive Health Centre on Sunday, according to a UNICEF statement.
Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad.
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