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Polio drive delayed by COVID-19 to resume in Central Luzon

/ 04:25 PM July 02, 2020

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO –– Delayed by the coronavirus disease pandemic, the government’s polio immunization program in Central Luzon will resume on July 20 for more than 1.3 million children.

In the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio,” kids would get two rounds of the vaccine, according to Dr. Cesar Cassion, regional director of the Department of Health.

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Polio, considered to be an infectious disease, spreads rapidly, and causes paralysis.

The first phase of Round 1 will be done in Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Angeles City, and City of San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan from July 20 to Aug. 2.

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The second phase will take place in Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales from August 3 to 16.

The second round is slated for Sept. 7 to 20 in the same areas.

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