UNICEF with WHO and partners wrapped up an immunization campaign against polio across Aleppo, Syria.
Reaching over 120,000 children. Thanks to contributions from (GAVI), (FCDO) and (OFDA).
In November, UNICEF with WHO and partners wrapped up an immunization campaign against polio across Aleppo, reaching over 120,000 children aged three months to two years. The campaign, implemented through 98 mobile health teams and 62 fixed centers, provided children with the lifesaving IPV vaccine (inactivated polio vaccine).
Simultaneously, UNICEF and partners supported a routine immunization campaign, reaching around 11,000 who had missed out on their vaccines either partially or fully. Thanks to generous contributions from the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), UNICEF provided the campaign with vaccines and cold chain equipment to ensure their safety.
Prior to the campaign, UNICEF-supported community outreach volunteers held awareness-raising sessions and went door-to-door to talk to families about the safety and importance of vaccines.