4,6 million doses of polio vaccine arrived to Dushanbe early Sunday morning, 23rd of May. These vaccines will be used during the national polio immunization campaign planned for May-July 2021 to stop circulation of poliovirus. In the course of the campaign almost 1.4 million children under the age of six will be targeted to receive oral polio vaccine to strengthen the protection against poliomyelitis. The shipment was received by the head of the Republic Center of Immunoprofilactic Mr Faizali Saidzoda and the staff of the UNICEF and World Health Organization in Tajikistan.
The vaccination campaign is led by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Population of Tajikistan, and supported by WHO and UNICEF, within the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.