Afghanistan Polio Snapshot – June 2019

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for June 2019

In June

  • 2 case of wild poliovirus was reported.
  • 1.4 million children were vaccinated.
  • Permanent Transit Teams (PTTs) vaccinated 1 276 209 children, and cross-border teams vaccinated 131 897 children against polio.

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