Routine immunization

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Many countries that have achieved very high routine immunization levels were able to prevent the occurrence of polio and also re-establishment of polio in case a wild virus is imported. Maintaining high routine immunization is the most important intervention to preserve achievements after reaching cessation of transmission.

WHO/UNICEF estimates of immunization coverage

Indicators and information

Wild polio cases by country in the Region for 2017–2018

Country

P1 Total

2017 

Afghanistan

14 14

Pakistan

8 8

Total 2017

22 22

2018 

Afghanistan

21 21

Pakistan

12 12

Total 2018

33 33

2019 

Afghanistan

13 13

Pakistan

53 53

Total 2019 (up to 18 August 2019)

66 66

Polio Fax issues

Middle East Polio Technical Bulletin

Surveillance Indicators

Supplementary Immunization Activities

Routine immunization
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