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Second round of oral polio drop starts

19 Mar 2023

The Ministry of Health will from March 27 to 30 conduct the second round of the national Oral Polio Vaccination campaign throughout the country.

A press release from the ministry states that the campaign will target all children aged seven years and below who were vaccinated in the first round last month as well as those who missed the first round.

The release says vaccination will be conducted in households, health facilities, schools and other areas where children can be found.

It also states that the campaign is a public health response to the detection of the circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (Cvdpv2) in some sewage plants in Botswana.

“Vaccinators wearing branded hats and reflector vests bearing the polio campaign logo will be administering the vaccine to all eligible children,” the release says.

Meanwhile, all parents and caregivers are encouraged to ensure that all children in the age group are vaccinated.

They are also encouraged to contact the nearest health facilities for more information or alternatively visit the Ministry of Health’s Facebook page, where information about the campaign is regularly shared. ENDS

Source : BOPA

Author : BOPA

Location : Gaborone

Event : Press release

Date : 19 Mar 2023