Dalai Lama gives polio vaccine

Launching campaigns in Buddhism’s holiest site

An infant receives polio vaccine from the Dalai Lama UNICEF/India
An infant receives polio vaccine from the Dalai Lama


The Dalai Lama inaugurated polio vaccination campaigns here today, in Buddhism’s holiest site. The campaigns in Bihar state, India, were the first in the country to use the new bivalent oral polio vaccine, which protects children from both surviving types of wild poliovirus.

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