ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 4 November 2013 — The Ministry of Health in Jordan, UNICEF, UNHCR Jordan, International Organization for Migration, World Health Organization (WHO), International Relief and Development ran a three-day Oral polio vaccination campaign in Za’atari camp.
IOM and IRD health workers went tent to tent giving 2 drops of OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) to all #ChildrenofSyria (aged 0-5 years old). During their visit to tents, they spread messages about the importance of having the children vaccinated, distributed around 20,000 flyers with the help of mosques.
The campaign immunized over 18,000 #ChildrenofSyria
After getting polio vaccinated, the health community workers have to paint children’s pinky finger to show they have been vaccinated. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Azzeh
UNICEF carry-on box for the vaccination kits. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Lyon
Smiles! Two adorable Syrian refugee children are excited to receive their polio vaccination. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Azzeh
This boy gets oral polio vaccine. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Lyon
Later stages are followed by spraying tents with OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) to mark them. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Azzeh
International Organization for Migration and International Relief and Development goes tent to tent spreading the message about polio vaccination. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Azzeh
UNICEF Jordan Head of Health and Nutrition, Health and Nutrition Specialist and Field Monitor counting the ice packs to make sure the #coldchain is respected. ©UNICEF/JORDAN2013/Lyon