20,000 Afghan children vaccinated

IRNA – A sum of 20,000 Afghan children were given vaccination against poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) on the first phase of foreign nationals under-five-year-old children vaccination program.

“Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only countries in the world which are still struggling against polio and due to this we run the vaccination program to their resident citizens in Iran,” said Reza Fadaee, PhD, the director of contagious diseases of Isfahan Health Center.

“This year, the first phase was carried out on April 8-11 and the second phase is due in May,” he noted.

All kinds of health and education services are given to foreign nationals in Isfahan Province, said Mahdi Soleimani, Director General of Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs of Isfahan Province.