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Vaccination campaign against polio to start Sunday

By JT - Mar 24,2016 - Last updated at Mar 24,2016

AMMAN — The Health Ministry said Thursday it will implement a free nationwide polio vaccination campaign for children under five next week, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 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 are supporting the Health Ministry in this campaign.

Hatem Azrui, the ministry's spokesperson, said the campaign, which starts on Sunday and concludes next Thursday, is for children under five of all nationalities in the Kingdom. The vaccine will be available at all health centres, UNRWA centres, some malls and a number of public hospitals, he said, adding that roaming medical teams will also be administering the vaccine at public kindergartens.

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