For the first time during crisis: National anti-polio vaccination achieves 94 percent of its target

Damascus, SANA – Health Ministry announced on Monday that the first national anti-polio vaccination in 2020 reached more than 2,6 million children under five, achieving nearly 94 percent of its target.

Director of Primary Health Care, Fadi Qasses said in a statement that the percentage of implementing the vaccination campaign  is the highest during the years of terrorist war waged on Syria as the average of implementation  of the last two campaigns reached to 91 percent.

The vaccination campaign targeted about 2,8 million children under five and it was implemented through health centers and 2336 mobile teams, covering different Syrian provinces.

Syria announced that it was free from anti-polio in 1995 for the first time.

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