According to a Ministry of Health statement, the objective of the September 9-11 campaign is to vaccinate all children under five years of age whether previously immunized or not, with Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) drops in the mouth, and achieve at least 95% coverage for vaccination in the selected districts.
This supplemental campaign, however, does not replace the routine immunization schedule, the Ministry of Health stressed.
The mentioned districts, the Ministry of Health statement said, were selected based on the low routine immunization uptake, sub optimal polio surveillance indicators and areas hosting refugees. A total of 5,753,301 children are targeted.
This Sh7.3 billion Ministry of Health preventive polio immunization campaign is supported with funds from Government of Uganda, World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.