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Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:49 - Updated Mon, 21 Oct 2019 18:48

Polio campaign extended in Luanda

Luanda - The polio vaccination campaign that took place last weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) in Luanda has been extended to Monday and Tuesday due to the poor participation of the residents' commissions.

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Polio vaccination campaign

Photo: Lucas Neto

Speaking to the press (Monday), campaign spokeswoman Felismina Neto confirmed this by calling for the participation of the Residents' Commissions with the thought that the activity is an act of citizenship and not of payment.

According to the campaign spokeswoman, some Residents' Commissions are demanding payment, and there are no financial resources to do so.

She said more than 1 million children should be vaccinated, but only 39 percent of these were immunized.

Felismina Neto said that the representation of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Angola recommends that at least 95 percent of the target population be vaccinated, namely children from zero to five years old.

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