Mass Measles Vaccine Campaign Kick Off in Afghanistan

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Saturday September 1, 2018

Kabul (BNA) Mass measles vaccine campaign has started in 17 provinces of the Afghanistan today.
It is supposed that 13.8 million children aged 9 months to 10 years will be received measles vaccinations.
Officials in public health ministry say, for the first time the campaign will be implemented in 17 provinces then will be implemented across the country.
It has been said, thousands children will be deprived from measles vaccinations due to presence and threat of terrorist groups in their areas.
Ministry of public health’s authorities asked from Taliban and other terrorist groups to allow implementing of measles vaccinations.
Meanwhile, the ministry’s officials demanded from families to implement measles vaccine for their children (9 months to 10 years).

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