Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Health (MOH), Nakhumicha S. Wafula, has begun the Polio Vaccination Campaign.
Polio is a dangerous condition that can result in paralysis, disabling conditions, and, in the most catastrophic cases, even death.
14 people became paralysed and 2 precious lives were lost as a result of the 2013 polio outbreak in Garissa County.
The U.S. government through USAID and CDC Global has worked alongside partners for decades to eradicate polio globally and in Kenya. We’re supporting Kenya to improve its ability to prevent, detect, & respond to emergencies and outbreaks such as polio.
Kick polio out of Kenya by vaccinating your child. MOH is conducting a polio vaccination campaign in at-risk counties of Garissa, Kiambu, Kajiado, and Nairobi. Routine immunization against polio is ongoing in all public health facilities.
“Together with UNICEF Kenya and partners we have today launched the #ENDPolio campaign in 04 counties. Ensure your child is protected from #polio if you are in any of these counties; Garissa, Kiambu, Kajiado and Nairobi Counties,” said MOH
There is no cure for polio, but it can be prevented with safe and effective vaccination.
Maintaining vigilance is essential. Please don’t wait to get medical assistance if you see any children under the age of 15 exhibiting symptoms of weakness in their arms, legs, or limbs, especially if it’s not related to an injury.
Send a report of these symptoms right away to the closest medical facility. A quick response can save lives. Together, let’s safeguard the next generation.