Vaccination is related to the detection of wild poliovirus in Afghanistan and Tajikistan; about 120,400 children in Fergana Region are receiving the vaccines.
On September 20, Uzbekistan launched the polio vaccination of 4-to-5-year-old children. Vaccination is related to the detection of wild poliovirus cases in Afghanistan and Tajikistan; about 120,400 children in Fergana Region are receiving the vaccines, the Fergana Region Sanitary and Epidemiological Service reports on the Telegram channel.
“The polio vaccination with inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) will be conducted from 20 to 30 September. Currently, the necessary vaccines and syringes have been delivered to the vaccination centres. Before receiving the polio vaccines, children undergo a medical examination. After vaccination, children will be under patronage care for 3 days,” Head of the regional sanitary and epidemiological welfare department Anvarjon Yarulin said.
According to the WHO, 31 wild poliovirus cases have been reported in Afghanistan and Tajikistan in September. The polio vaccine is given by drops and injection to children at the age of 2, 3, 4, 16 months and 7 years.
Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease that rapidly affects the nervous system in children and causes to paralysis. There is no cure for polio, it can only be prevented. In 2019, 113 wild poliovirus cases were reported worldwide.