Polio vaccination campaign went well, Libya’s children immune

Polio vaccination campaign went well, Libya’s children immune

December 20, 2016 - 19:34
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The general director of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Bader Addin Al-Najjar, confirmed that the polio vaccination campaign that was kick-started last week successfully had ended, saying Libya’s children are now immune against polio virus.

He added that some polio cases were reported in some African countries.

In a press statement, Al-Najjar added that the campaign exceeded the number of children it had registered, indicating that they targeted children from one day old to pre-school-agers in all cities and districts across Libya without exceptions.

“1.3 million children were the target of the campaign, but we have exceeded that number and we will receive the reports from all of the vaccination centers around the country so that we can know the real figures.” Al-Najjar added.

Attending a ceremonial event to mark the end of the campaign in Abu Salim municipality along with the mayor and the municipality vaccination center’s manager as well as the Tripoli vaccination center’s manager and the general director of the NCDC , Al-Najjar said the campaign ended without any violations.

The event saw distribution of certificates of appreciation to some of the organizers of the vaccination campaign.