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Taliban to allow door-to-door polio vaccination from November 8

Kabul, Oct 18 (UNI) The WHO and UNICEF have welcomed the decision by the Taliban to allow resumption of door-to-door polio vaccination to all children across Afghanistan.
The vaccination campaign, to resume on November 8, will be the first in three years that will reach the entirety of Afghanistan, including covering 3.3 million children who were previously deprived of the vaccine, reports Khaama News.
The World Health Organization’s representative in Afghanistan Dapeng Luo expressed gratitude over the decision and added that the step is extremely important.
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