Nationwide anti-polio vaccination campaign lunched

2019-02-10 09:59:08

A new national anti-polio vaccination campaign was launched on Sunday targeting children under five via the health centers and mobile teams.

The campaign, which targets nearly 2.7 million children under 5, is launched through 1945  health centers and 2,600 mobile teams with the participation of 8,601 health workers and 128 volunteers.

Health Ministry said in a statement that the vaccine used in the campaign is safe and effective and it is in line with the quality standards and it doesn’t have side effects.

At the end of 2018, World Health Organization announced that Syria is free of polio.