Zomba District Health Office has didtributed 165,600 polio vaccine to children under five in Zomba during the the third round of polio vaccination in the fourth phase on mid-October.
Zomba DHO spokesperson Arnold Mndalira thanked parents in Zomba for bringing forward their children to get vaccinated against polio
He hailed parents in Zomba for saying this demonstrated their understanding on the importance of the polio vaccine.
Zomba DHO will ensure that all chidren under five in the district gets the vaccine, and will also carry out sensitisation to raise awareness on how to prevent polio transmission.
However, some people refused to vaccinate their children in the name of faith, saying this puts the children at risk of polio virus attack.
“We have adequate quantity of vaccine here in Zomba and it’s the wish of the Government of Malawi to protect all under five children from polio virus ,” he added.
He disclosed that Zomba DHO will also administer fourth round of polio vaccination campaign from 13 to 16 October.