Israel takes polio vaccination campaign nationwide

August 18, 2013 3:55 PM

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Israel takes polio vaccination campaign nationwide

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel took its polio vaccination campaign nationwide on Sunday, saying a two-week vaccination effort in the south was not enough to curb the threat of an outbreak of the virus.

"Beginning today, children born after 1.1.2004 will be vaccinated with two drops of a weakened live (attenuated) polio strain, throughout the country," the health ministry said in a statement.

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