County Governments Saturday launched countrywide Polio immunization campaigns.
In a statement from the health ministry, the campaign will run from today, Saturday, 7th October to Wednesday, 11th October 2023, targeting all children under five years of age across the Country.
In Nairobi, the county is launching the county campaign at Babadogo Primary School.
During the launch of the campaign in Mandera County, Mandera’s Executive Committee member (CEC) for Health, Ali Mohamud urged residents to support the initiative since it will help reduce new infections among children.
The county government aims to reach a total of 268,678 children in the County. Mohamud emphasised the need for those administering the vaccine to ensure 100 percent coverage of the targeted population.
Polio has afflicted communities worldwide leaving several children disabled and causing immense suffering among families because of the burden of taking care of the infected ones.
A consultant from the World Health Organization Dr. Mohamed Ahmed pledged full support in the mission to eradicate the polio disease in Mandera County.