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Polio Vaccination: Second Round National Campaign kicks off in Bamenda

By Bakah Derick  Community mobilisers have been spotted administering the polio vaccine in Bamenda III Subdivision. The exercise indicates an effective kick-off of the second round national vaccination campaign against the Poliovirus.  The community mobilisers spotted around the Foncha Street area in Nkwen Bamenda residents confirmed were administering the vaccine after passing by recently for identification.  Sources close to the North West Regional Delegation of public health have confirmed that the exercise has effectively taken of in the region with the hope of reaching more children with the collaboration of parents.  According to sources at the country's ministry of health, the campaign will run till Sunday 3 targeting children 0-5 years in households, hospitals and related health facilities, markets and other public places.  The campaign is the second this year after the first which was carried out from the 10 to 15 M