Afghan Evacuees In India To Be Vaccinated Against Polio

Afghan Evacuees In India To Be Vaccinated Against Polio

India has decided to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees against polio for free as a preventive measure against the wild poliovirus, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday.

The minister also shared a photo where returnees could be seen getting jabs at the Delhi international airport.

Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic.

"We have decided to vaccinate Afghanistan returnees with free Polio Vaccine – OPV & fIPV, as a preventive measure against Wild Polio Virus. Congratulations to the Health Team for their efforts to ensure public health Take a look at the vaccine drive at Delhi International Airport," Mandaviya tweeted.

India has evacuated nearly 400 people from the war-torn country including Indian citizens in the last eight days

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