Pakistan polio update – October 2018

Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for October 2018

In October:

  • There were two new wild poliovirus cases reported.
  • 1.6 million children were vaccinated in October 2018 at 402 Permanent Transit Points (PTPs).
  • Up to 37 million children were vaccinated through a nationwide Measles Immunization Campaign from 15-27 October.


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