UNICEF brings 10 million doses of polio vaccine to Sudan – ReliefWeb

Nearly 10 million doses of polio vaccine arrived today in Khartoum. These vaccines will be used during the National Polio Campaign planned for October to immunize 8.6 million of the country’s children under the age of five.

On 8 August, vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) was confirmed in Sudan. This strain of poliovirus is the result of low immunity and under-immunization of communities, rather than a problem with the vaccine.

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