Jordan reported the last indigenous polio case in 1988, although the last virologically-confirmed polio case was reported on 3 March 1992, with the probable origin of virus from Pakistan.
Routine immunization against polio has been mandatory since 1979.
National immunization days were carried out yearly from 1995–2001. Since 2002, yearly subnational immunization days have been conducted in high-risk and border areas and before the hajj season.
National reporting started in 1993, and in 1995, Jordan shifted to virological classification. Indicators have been above certification standard since 1998.
Jordan's national poliovirus laboratory in Amman is a WHO-accredited laboratory of the Eastern Mediterranean Region poliovirus laboratories network.
Phase 1 of laboratory containment of polioviruses has been completed and a report documenting the quality of containment activities has been submitted to WHO.