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Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:41 - Updated Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:40

Fourth phase of vaccination against polio in Bengo starts

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Caxito – The fourth phase of the national vaccination campaign against polio in northern Bengo province began Friday, expecting to cover 51.365 children under five years of age.


Speaking to Angop in Caxito, head of the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV) in the province, Eduardo Adriano, said that 155 mobile teams will be involved, with more than 400 volunteers, among vaccinators, activists and supervisors who will use the door-to-door vaccination during the three days of the campaign.


For the success of the campaign 66.775 doses of vaccines have been prepared to cover the districts of Dande, Ambriz, Kissama, Nambuangongo, Bula Atumba, Pango-Aluquém and Dembos.

 
According to PAV head, the province of Bengo has not recorded any case of poliomyelitis since January this year.