800,000 children targeted in polio vaccination campaign

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Polio vaccination in Nairobi  city county   will kick-off tomorrow with the health ministry targeting over 800 thousands children at the end of the exercise.

The vaccine program  has been initiated after a Polio virus was discovered in a sewage in Easdtleigh estate puting the city at risk of  its contraction.

Director Medical Services  Dr.Jackson Kioko  asked city residents to  give the officers ana ample time to carry out the execise that will start tomorrow until 13th May and  to report any suspicion  immediately at a nearby health centre.

Meanwhile Lilian Mutua health promotion officer  Nairobi city county  urged  parents and gaurdians with children below 5 years to ensure they are vaccinated .

According to Mutua the vaccine will be given door to door as well as  at public health facilities.