June 2022: Pakistan conducts 2nd NIDs of the year

Pakistan ran its second National Immunization Days (NIDs) of the year from May 23-27, reaching over 43 million children under 5. Over 300,000 health workers went house to house during the five-day campaign to deliver oral polio vaccinations and vitamin A supplements. As of mid-June, a third vaccination campaign was underway in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)—North and South Waziristan, DI Khan, Bannu, Tank and Lakki Marwat—in response to a wild poliovirus outbreak in May. Children up to age 10 are being vaccinated at all entry and exit points of southern KP; meanwhile, officials have launched intensified contact tracing and virus surveillance activities. PPEP (1); PPEP (2)

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