Libya receives half a million shots of polio vaccine

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Libya receives half a million shots of polio vaccine

May 19, 2022 - 12:52
Written by: SafaAlharathy

Health authorities in Libya have received half a million doses of polio vaccine in preparation for launching a national vaccination program against the disease, the Director of the National Center for Disease Control, Haider Al-Sayeh, confirmed on Wednesday.

"The large-scale vaccination campaign against polio will kick off within days to make Libya free of the disease," Al-Sayeh added, noting that the last case of polio in Libya was detected in 1991.

Several parents have recently complained that their children were missing the polio shot and feared they would contract the disease, which attacks the nervous system and causes the child to become paralyzed within hours.