4.5 million under-five children have been immunized against polio

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More than 4.5 million under-five children have been immunized against polio during the vaccination exercise conducted in all 116 districts of the country. Health Minister Sylvia Masebo says 4,531,215 under-five children, representing 113.5% of the target have been vaccinated against polio. Speaking during a media briefing to give an update on the Covid-19 situation in the country, Ms. Masebo says the country was threatened by a wild polio outbreak that occurred in Malawi and linked to a strain from Pakistan.

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