Notable increase in number of children vaccinated against polio across the country

Damascus, SANA – Minister of Health Nizar Yazigi announced that the percentage of the 10th round of anti-polio vaccination campaign for children under five years old reached 101 % .

This percentage reflects the Ministry’ s care and efforts to immunize children in all Syrian provinces and to curb this disease which has been brought to Syria by the armed terrorist organizations, Yazigi said.

The total number of children who were vaccinated against the disease according to the Minister, amounted to 2.935.604 as Damascus countryside ranked first with 360, 894, Hama second with 347,627 and Damascus third with 297,934.

The Minister added that the number of children who had the vaccine reached in Hasaka 246, 675, Aleppo 241, 158, Deir Ezzor 235, 621, Raqaa 222,635, Lattakia 220,716, Idleb 199,727, Homs 196,704, Tartous 130,497, Daraa 130,407, Sweida 54,047 and in Quneitra 50,962.

He pointed out that the increase in the number of vaccinated children was due to the huge efforts exerted by the Ministry to reach to additional numbers of children in the insecure areas.

On Nov. 30, the Ministry of Health launched an anti-polio vaccination campaign for children under five years old regardless of their previous vaccines.

H. Zain/ Ghossoun

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