Afghanistan polio snapshot – September 2021

Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for September 2021

In September:

  • No new Wild Poliovirus (WPV1) case and no new cVDPV2 cases were confirmed.
  • 809 981 children were vaccinated against polio


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