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Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:40 - Updated Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:40

Over 48,000 children vaccinated on first day of campaign


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Huambo - At least 48,981 children under five years of age were vaccinated Friday against poliomyelitis in the central Huambo province, in a campaign which initially expected to immunise 133,488 minors on its first day, ANGOP has learnt.

According to the local supervisor of the Broad Vaccination Programme (PAV), Albino Kamantemba, the door-to-door drive is being supported by 235 mobile teams that will administrate 140,000 doses of monovalent vaccines.

According to the expectation of the local health services, the vaccination campaign will cover 408,685 children under the age of five in the province's 11 districts.