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A total of 268,688 children in all the districts of the Eastern Region have successfully been vaccinated against the inactivated Polio Vaccine IPV type two virus.

The exercise was carried out to help boost the immune system of children who were not vaccinated against the IPV virus type two introduced worldwide in 2016.

The Eastern Regional Deputy Director for Public Health Service, Albert Atobre Boateng, who disclosed this in an interview with GBC Sunrise FM noted that even though his outfit exceeded its vaccination target, some challenges were encountered during the just ended exercise.

“These include inadequate logistics, human resource, vehicles and the refusal of some parents to allow their wards to be vaccinated.”

He stressed on the need to engage with the major stakeholders in the country to help address these challenges in the future.

He also appealed to the various district and communities especially the Metropolitan Municipal and District Assemblies to support the ministry in such future vaccination campaigns to help prevent polio.

Dr Atobre Boateng announced that the oral polio vaccination exercise which he terms round zero will begin from the 11th to the 14th of the next month in the New Juaben North and South municipalities of the Eastern Region.

He said the exercise will be carried out simultaneously in the Eastern, Ashanti and Volta regions.

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