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Health ministry improves childrens chances of getting Polio vaccine

27 Feb 2023

The Ministry of Health yesterday embarked on a three-day mop-up Polio vaccination campaign in an effort to reach all the seven years and under target group.

  “The mop-up campaign is aimed at reaching all children who could not be reached within the last four days of the house-to-house campaign that ended yesterday (Sunday),” it says in a press release.

  The release explains that the mop-up campaign for the novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (nOPV2), which ends tomorrow, will be conducted by health facilities across the country.

In some cases, it states, the vaccination will also be conducted in places where children are likely to gather such as schools.

“The campaign will be targeting all children aged seven years and below, regardless of previous routine polio vaccination.

Vaccinators carrying name tags bearing the Ministry of Health logo will be administering the oral polio vaccine to all eligible children,” the release says.

The public is further reminded that the second round of the campaign, where vaccinated children will be taking their second dose of the Polio vaccine, will take place from March 30 to April 2.  Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : BOPA

Location : Gaborone

Event : Press statement

Date : 27 Feb 2023