5-day Afghan polio vaccination drive begins

Salaam Times

KABUL -- The fourth round of an Afghan national polio vaccination campaign began nationwide Monday (September 25), reported Afghanistan Times.

The five-day-long drive is meant to vaccinate 9.9 million children under age five, said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH).

The drive includes giving de-worming tablets to 5.9 million children aged two to five.

In Kabul, Afghan cricket players gave polio vaccine drops to children during a tournament, said the MoPH.

Afghanistan has recorded six polio cases so far in 2017.

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