The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has delivered 600,000 doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and 99,720 doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to Ukraine, thanks to financial assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Japanese Government.
Ukraine received the vaccines free of charge as humanitarian aid.
“Around a year ago, we recorded an outbreak of poliomyelitis in Ukraine, so we undertook additional immunisation activities,” said Deputy Minister of Health, Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin. “Currently, the threat of polio spreading is here to stay and has even worsened because of the war. That’s why our priority is to ensure vaccination for all children who require it. I am grateful to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for systematic assistance to our country and its future.” – says Deputy Minister of Health and Chief State Sanitary Doctor Ihor Kuzin.
Read more at: https://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/ukraine-receives-close-700000-doses-polio-vaccine-unicef-enuk