LAUNCHING OF POLIO VACCINATION CAMPAIGN
(Friday, 26th AUGUST, 2022)
Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus that largely affects children under 5 years of age. The virus is transmitted through contaminated water, food, or contact with an infected person. It is treated with vaccines usually done at the early stage of a child (childhood). During the launch of the Polio Vaccination Campaign in the Municipality, children under 5 years old and below have been targeted for the vaccination. The vaccination period or exercise will be done in 2 Rounds. The 1st round of vaccination will begin from 1st – 4th September, 2022 and the 2nd round from 6th – 9th October, 2022. The expected target of children to be vaccinated within the set periods are Twenty-Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty-Eight (29,748) children, and One Hundred and Twenty (120) Volunteers will be well trained as part of the vaccination exercise including The Health Workers of the Municipality.
We also urge the media to disseminate the information to raise awareness about the Polio Vaccination exercise on social media platforms.