November 2022: Uganda suspends polio campaign due to Ebola outbreak

Ugandan officials suspended a nationwide polio vaccination effort due to an Ebola virus outbreak. The door-to-door campaign, slated for November 4-10, was set to target 8.7 million children under age 5 with the novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2). The campaign would have comprised the second phase of the response to vaccine-derived poliovirus detected in the country in 2021; 72,000 immunization teams were scheduled to administer doses. The Ebola outbreak is ongoing (with 53 deaths reported from September 20-November 7), and the Ugandan government has not yet announced when it will resume the campaign. WHO AFRO; Anadolu Agency; WHO

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