PNG today commenced the nationwide supplementary immunisation activity (SIA) for all children under 5 years of age. Health workers will be in health facilities to vaccinate children. In hard-to-reach remote areas, the Provincial Health Authorities (PHAS) will make outreach arrangements.
Health workers in Morobe province wasted no time in rolling out the polio immunisation campaign across Lae today, adhering to COVID-19 measures. They set up in public bus stops, the main markets, and health facilities.
Parents and caregivers in Madang Province also assembled at the vaccination posts set up in health facilities and public places for their children.
The campaign is spearheaded by NDOH and PHAs, with support from our partners such as Global Polio Eradication Initiative.