Angop - Agência de Notícias Angola Press

Over 200,000 children benefit from polio vaccine

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:10 - Health

Cambulo - At least 205,688 children between the ages of zero and five, out of the ten municipalities that make up the province of Lunda Norte, will be vaccinated as of today (Friday), during a three-day vaccination campaign against polio.

  • Polio vaccination (file)

For the success of the campaign, whose launch took place in the municipality of Cambulo, directed by the deputy governor for the Social, Political and Economic sector, Deolinda Vilarinho, there have been made available 242,612 doses of vaccines and involving over a thousand people, between vaccinators, supervisors, municipal and provincial coordinators.

The campaign, which is in the second phase, comes due to a case diagnosed on one of the borders with the Democratic Republic of Congo.