Egypt to vaccinate more than 15.5M children to remain polio-free
Child receives polio vaccination drops from a medical volunteer - AFP/Narinder Nanu

CAIRO: A national polio vaccination campaign kicked off Sunday to vaccinate more than 15.5 children aged one day to 5 years old until Wednesday, Youm7 reported.

Mobile medical teams as well as fixed crews at government-owned medical centers across Egypt will carry out the vaccination from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fixed teams will also be deployed near mosques, churches, clubs, markets, train, and metro and bus stations, as well as public parks to reach the maximum number of children, including non-Egyptians who live in the country.

The crews will also be stationed in rural areas, villages and at maternal and child care centers.

In 2016, Egypt celebrates 10 years without any registered cases of polio.

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