January 2022: Afghanistan runs first national polio campaign of the year

Afghanistan’s first national polio immunization campaign for 2022 took place January 17-20, targeting 9.9 million children under age 5. Previous campaigns in November and December 2021 delivered polio vaccinations to 8.5 million and 8 million children, respectively. In total, 2.6 million high-risk children have received OPV drops for the first time in more than three years. The country has five more polio campaigns planned for 2022. UNICEF

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