Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has launched a polio vaccination campaign in response to new cases of poliovirus recorded in the city of Yaoundé on August 25, 2023.
The campaign will run from September 22 to 24 and will target children under five years of age in high-risk regions such as the Centre, Littoral, West, North West, South-West, and South regions.
During the campaign, vaccination teams will visit households, hospitals, and public places to administer two drops of vaccine to children.
Manaouda Malachie, the minister of public health, stated that the campaign is essential to boosting type 2 poliovirus herd immunity in children under five and ensuring that no child suffers from this curable illness.
“We urge all parents and guardians to bring their children forward for vaccination,” Malachie said. “Polio is a serious disease that can cause paralysis and death. It is important to vaccinate our children to protect them from this disease.”
Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that can cause paralysis and death, especially in children. The polio vaccine is safe and effective, and it is one of the most important vaccines that children can receive.
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect children from polio. The polio vaccine is safe and effective, and it has helped to reduce the number of polio cases worldwide by more than 99% since 1988.
The polio vaccine is given to children in a series of four doses. The first dose is given at birth, the second dose is given at 6-8 weeks of age, the third dose is given at 4 months of age, and the fourth dose is given at 18 months of age.
It is important to complete all four doses of the polio vaccine to ensure that children are fully protected from the disease.
It is important to vaccinate your child against polio to protect them from this serious disease.