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UK launches booster polio vaccination for children aged 1-9

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UK launches booster polio vaccination for children aged 1-9

UK launches booster polio vaccination for children aged 1-9

According to reports, after the discovery of the presence of polio virus in the drainage system, it has been decided to vaccinate all children aged 1 to 9 years in the British capital, London.

The UK Health Security Agency has announced a new vaccine booster program to protect children against polio.

According to a report by the UK Health Security Agency, 116 polio viruses have been identified in 19 samples of sewage from north-east and central London since February.

Health experts say that it is not clear how many people have been infected by this virus, but no case of polio has been reported so far.

But keeping in mind the spread of the virus in the population, the authorities have decided to use additional doses of polio vaccine in the next 4 to 6 weeks to protect children from this dangerous disease that cripples them.

Parents were advised to take their children to the doctor and get polio vaccination.

According to foreign media reports, experts have said that the vast majority of the population has been vaccinated against polio and the risk of disease is very low, but the polio virus is spreading in some areas of London where the vaccination rate is low.

Experts said that this is the reason why the virus is spreading in the population and the unvaccinated people are at high risk.

Although some amount of poliovirus is detected in sewage systems every year, there has been an unusual increase in the amount in recent months, indicating its spread within the population.

It should be noted that in June a national emergency was imposed in Great Britain after evidence of the spread of the polio virus.

Authorities believe the spread of the virus would start with someone returning to the UK from a country where they had received the oral polio vaccine.

Britain was declared polio-free in 2003, with the last case reported there in 1984.

Polio virus is spread through poor hand hygiene, contaminated water and food, but is also sometimes transmitted from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

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