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All children aged one to nine in London to be offered polio vaccine booster

Public health officials hoping to curb spread after polioviruses found in sewage samples across capital

All children aged one to nine in London should receive a polio vaccination in the coming weeks, public health experts have said as a new booster programme is announced.

The UK Health Security Agency said that, since early February, 116 polioviruses had been identified in 19 sewage samples from boroughs in north-east and central London including Barnet, Camden, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest.

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