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Zvishavane District Mobilizes for Second Round of Polio Vaccination Campaign: Leaving No Child Unprotected

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Health authorities in Zvishavane District are intensifying efforts to protect children from polio, urging parents to participate in the second round of the national vaccination campaign.

Rumbidzai Chikwanha, the Health Promotion Officer for Zvishavane District, emphasized the importance of immunization in light of recent findings indicating the presence of the polio virus in the sewer system following a survey conducted by environmental health officers.

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Speaking to Great Dyke News, Chikwanha underscored that the ongoing national vaccination program targets children under the age of ten and urged parents and guardians to ensure their children receive the necessary vaccinations. She highlighted the collaborative effort between health and education authorities, with the Ministry of Education’s involvement in facilitating vaccination programs within schools.

Furthermore, Chikwanha emphasized the comprehensive nature of the vaccination campaign, which includes door-to-door visits to maximize coverage and ensure that every child receives protection against polio. This proactive approach reflects the commitment of health authorities to leave no child unvaccinated in their efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.

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