February 2022: Pakistan launches 1st national polio campaign of the year

Pakistan launched its first national polio vaccination campaign of the year on February 23, aiming to reach more than 43 million children under age 5. The campaign kicked off a few days earlier, on February 21, in six districts of south Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to ensure extensive focus and monitoring in the high-priority area. During the nationwide effort, 339,521 health workers will go house to house to administer vaccines. On January 27, Pakistan marked a significant milestone of no wild polio cases reported in the past 12 months, although it remains in the environment in certain districts of KP. Pakistan Polio Eradication Programme

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