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Israel to Launch Children’s Anti-polio Inoculation Program Next Month

A nationwide campaign to inoculate Israel’s 120,000 children between the ages of six months and three years with Salk vaccine against polio will start on January 1.

Between 400 and 500 inoculation stations will be set up in hospitals, clinics and schools throughout the country. Fifty to sixty physicians each aided by one or two nurses and two volunteer clerks will administer the vaccine, some of which will be imported from the United States and some locally produced. The second treatment will be given in February.

The inoculation program will be continued until April so that infants reaching the age of six months by that time can be inoculated before the start of the polio season here, which is usually May.