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Vaccination campaign against polio concludes

By JT - Apr 03,2016 - Last updated at Apr 03,2016

AMMAN — Some 1,215,000 children benefited from the Health Ministry's nationwide polio vaccination campaign for children under five conducted last week, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Sunday.

Hatem Azrui, the ministry's spokesperson, said that around 141,000 Syrian children from the targeted segment outside camps were vaccinated and that on Sunday the ministry started vaccinating the targeted segment of Syrian children residing in camps.

He added that around 51,000 children from different nationalities were also vaccinated. The campaign for Jordanian and non-Jordanian children under five lasted for five days, and was conducted in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the Royal Medical Services, UNRWA, the Private Hospitals Association, the Jordan Medical Association and a number of civil society organisations.

Azrui also said that the Kingdom has not registered any polio case since 1992 and that  vaccination campaigns are to enhance immunity against the disease. 

 

 

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