Egypt starts 2nd phase of nationwide polio vaccination campaign Sunday – Egypt today

Egyptian health workers vaccinates a child against poliovirus – Health Ministry

Egypt’s Health Ministry announced launching the second stage of the nationwide polio vaccination campaign starting Sunday for Egyptians and non-Egyptian children residing in the country.

The campaign targets providing a second polio vaccine dose to 16.7 million children under five years old. It extends until March 31st.

The first phase of the campaign last month managed to reach more than 98 percent of the targeted children, according to official data, including more than 17,000 non-Egyptian children.

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