Rotary Halifax Calder to launch fundraising campaign to tackle Polio

Woolshops, HalifaxWoolshops, Halifax
Woolshops, Halifax
Rotary Halifax Calder will have a stand in the Woolshops Centre on Saturday to highlight the importance of ensuring vaccinations take place against Polio.

Whilst some people do not have obvious symptoms, others can be seriously ill or become paralysed and this can lead to death.

At the end of 2021 there was one known case in Pakistan and one known case in Afghanistan. At the end of August this had changed to 19 cases in Pakistan, two cases in Afghanistan and six cases in Mozambique.

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Polio is a highly infectious disease and mainly affects children under the age of five, but anyone who is unvaccinated can contract the disease. There is no cure, only vaccination for prevention.

Every £1 raised through Rotary has another £2 added by the Gates Foundation.

Rotary Halifax Calder will also be launching their ‘Walk a Mile to End Polio’ fundraising campaign at Woolshops on Saturday.