Massive vaccine campaign underway in the Philippines after polio’s return – PRI

A child receives a free polio vaccine during a government-led mass vaccination program in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Oct. 14, 2019. Credit: Eloisa Lopez/Reuters

A massive polio vaccine campaign launched last week in the Philippines, with people going door-to-door giving kids droplets of the oral vaccine.

After being polio free for nearly two decades, polio has returned to the Philippines. Two cases were identified last month. Now, the nation is trying to vaccinate more than a million children below the age of 5.

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