Pakistan polio snapshot – February 2019

Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for February 2019

In February:

  • 2 new cases of wild poliovirus cases were reported
  • 1.5  million children were vaccinated in February 2019 at 355 Permanent Transit Points (PTPs) set up across the country
  • 13.4 million children were vaccinated with oral polio vaccine

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