Angola: Vaccination Campaign Against Polio to Immunise Over 200,000 Children in Malanje

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Mass immunisation campaigns try to keep polio at bay.

Malanje — Over 200,000 children under the age of five will be immunised against poliomyelitis in Malanje Province, during a vaccination campaign set to happen on 14-17 December, ANGOP has learnt.

According to the acting provincial director for health, Yolanda Mote, for the success of the campaign the authorities have prepared 113 agents that will secure the vaccination campaign in the fourteen municipalities of the province.

The latest case of poliomyelitis in Malanje was recorded in the third quarter of this year in Cacuso Municipality.

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