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Yemen embarks on its seventh round of polio immunisations

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1358
  1. Andrew Moscrop
  1. Sana'a

    Yemen is about to embark on its seventh round of national immunisation days against polio this year, in an unprecedented effort to stamp out the disease following a serious outbreak which began last February.

    During three consecutive days, tens of thousands of vaccination teams will visit every household in order to deliver the oral polio vaccine to all of Yemen's estimated 4 million children aged under five.

    National immunisation days require huge investments of time, money, health workers …

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