Polio Round 5 Vaccination Begins in Morobe Province

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By Sharlyne Eri – EMTV News, Lae

Round five of the Polio Vaccination Campaign in the Morobe Province began yesterday. According to the Morobe Provincial Program Advisor for Health, Micah Yawing, the delay of the rollout was due to funding issues. However, he said medical teams were in full swing today, with the aim to reach the same target as last year.

Teams will be stationed in central residential areas this week and will extend to schools next week. Mr. Yawing confirmed that outreach teams have also commenced vaccinations in remote areas of the province. Apart from polio vaccinations, medical teams will also be providing routine immunizations, specifically for infants.

Sharlyne Eri

Graduated from UPNG in 2015 with a Degree in Literature and English Communication. She started with The National Newspaper in 2016 as a News Reporter and then was moved up to a Sub Editor, the following year (2017). She is among four trainee journalists at EMTV. Television is quite different from print media, however, she is determined take on the challenge. Her passion lies in reporting on issues concerning health and children.

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