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The Philippines resume their polio vaccination campaign after the coronavirus was suspended

The Philippines resumed its polio vaccination campaign on Monday, which the health ministry said had to be suspended once the coronavirus pandemic hit the country.

The campaign, which is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is running until August 2nd in children under 5 years of age from all over the country and under 10 years in selected areas of Mindanao.

The Ministry of Health has indicated that health workers have “prepared for the vaccination campaign considering the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

The Philippines resume their polio vaccination campaign after the coronavirus was suspended
The Philippines resume their polio vaccination campaign after the coronavirus was suspended

“The continued implementation of the polio response in the midst of the current health crisis is important as we not only prevent the debilitating effects of the disease, but also disrupt its transmission during the pandemic,” said Health Minister Francisco T. Duque, in a statement.

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