6 December 2012

Angola: Over 19,000 Citizens Get Vaccinated Against Tetanus and Child Paralysis

Golungo-Alto — About 19,886 citizens were immunized from January to November this year, as part of various routine vaccination campaigns implemented by the health authorities of Golungo Alto Municipality, Kwanza Norte Province, aimed at fighting tetanus and child paralysis.

In an interview to ANGOP on Wednesday, the supervisor of the Broad Vaccination Campaign (PAV) in Golungo Alto, António Domingos João explained that from the mentioned number about 4,412 children aged from zero to five received polio vaccine, 2, 925 children aged from two to six months benefited from pentavalente vaccine and 1, 347 children from nine to five years old received polio vaccine.

António Domingos João said that in the same period 782 children received yellow fever vaccine and vitamin A was administered to 1,917 children.

Under the immunization of women at childbearing age, the sector administered Vitamin A to about 1007 pregnant women, while 7, 469 women at childbearing age were vaccinated against tetanus.

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