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UNICEF To Immunize 20M Children Against Polio In Iraq, Syria, Egypt

News outlets report on UNICEF’s polio vaccination campaign launched over the weekend in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt.

Deutsche Welle: Massive polio vaccination underway in Syria and Iraq
“The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a vaccination campaign Sunday as part of an international response to a major polio outbreak in war-torn Syria that was confirmed last October. Amid fears that the disease has spread to neighboring countries, UNICEF aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million in Iraq alone, over the next five days…” (4/6).

Fars News: Mass Polio Vaccine Campaign Starts in Iraq, Syria, Egypt
“According to UNICEF, the program aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million in Iraq alone…” (4/6).

The National: U.N. to vaccinate 20 million children after Iraq polio case
“A massive polio vaccination campaign was launched on Sunday in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad. The five-day campaign aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million in Iraq alone…” (4/6).

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