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Millions of children to be vaccinated for polio in Africa after Malawi detects case

By Charles Pensulo

21 Mar 2022 · 1 min read

More than 23 million young children across southern Africa will be offered vaccinations against wild polio after an outbreak of the virus was detected in Malawi for the first time since 1992.

Children under five in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, began to be immunised on Sunday as part of a mass drive against the disease.

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