Anti-polio vaccination campaign reaches 17,000 children in Homs

Homs, SANA, An anti-polio vaccination campaign launched in hard-to-reach areas in Homs province reached 17,000 children.

The five-day campaign, launched on January 4th in the hard-to-reach areas of Homs province, was extended one more week due to the bad weather condition.

Head of Healthcare Department at Homs Health Directorate Dr. Abdul Mo’men Qashlaq told SANA that the campaign lasted for two weeks, and it was planned to reach some 12,000 to 15,000 under five children but exceeded that number and reached 17,000 in areas of Palmyra, Al-Rastan, AL-Mukharam and Al-Houla.

Ministry of Health launched at the beginning of January an anti-polio vaccination campaign in hard-to-reach areas throughout the country targeting 300,000 children in 549 villages.

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