The Ministry of Health (MoH) is concluding on the second polio vaccine drive for 13 counties categorized as high-risk areas. The campaign targeted 3.2 million children aged below five.
The drive entailed a door-to-door campaign that started on July 17, 2021, and will end on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
The counties targeted are Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kilifi, Kitui, Lamu, Machakos, Mandera, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tana River and Wajir counties.
Lamu county official launch of polio campaign kicks off at Lamu Fort Museums pic.twitter.com/o0avFV1thC
— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) July 17, 2021
The first polio vaccine drive happened in May targeting over 3.4 million children. This was following an outbreak that was discovered in Mombasa and Garissa earlier in February.
Parents of children under 5 years were urged to have their vaccinated. Also, children below 15 years who developed sudden weaknesses on the hands, legs, or both were asked to visit the nearest facility for investigation and medical examination.
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