14 February 2012

Angola: Over 17,000 Children Vaccinated Against Polio in 2011

Ndalatando — At least 17,672 children were immunized against polio from January to December 2011, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, the provincial supervisor of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (PAV), Adriano Isidro Cacola.

According to the official, there was an increase of 4,486 children vaccinated over the same period of 2010, out of 13,186 children.

In the period under review PAV also vaccinated 23,186 children against BCG, other 17,760 against the pentavalent, 15,965 measles and 7,930 against yellow fever.

He revealed that in the same period were also immunized 40,006 women of childbearing age against tetanus, including 12,794 pregnant women.

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