Polio Campaign Prior to Presidential Campaigns

The Democratic Republic of the Congo holds vaccination campaigns in early November, avoiding any disruptions due to the country’s presidential elections

Elections are currently underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and all the country’s attention will be on the outcome. Polio vaccination campaigns carried out on 10-12 November were planned to ensure that all children in high-risk and infected areas receive an additional dose of polio vaccine, avoiding any possible election-related disruptions and ensuring the engagement of all levels of government in the vaccination campaign.

This slideshow demonstrates just what is involved in a polio vaccination campaign, providing a snapshot of the November immunization round in Popokabaka in the country’s west.

 


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