By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported updates on two important vaccination campaigns in the north-
First, the measles vaccination campaign has been delayed. The measles vaccination campaign, initially scheduled for December 2020, has been postponed to January and February 2021 due to delays in the preparations.
The Ministry of Health and donors have invited health partners and others to provide assistance and logistical support to the measles response. Barrier and protective measures against COVID 19 will be taken during the vaccination campaigns by teams in the field (hydroalcoholic gel, protective masks, etc.).
As of 21 November, there have been 8,640 reported cases and 40 deaths in 104 districts out of 126.
Secondly, the polio cVDPV2 vaccination campaign has resumed: An outbreak of vaccine-derived polio (cVDPV2) was recorded in October 2019. A first vaccination response was provided in Mandelia (November 2019) and Mongo (February 2020).
Vaccination activities were suspended in March 2020 following the adoption of COVID-19 restrictive measures in Chad, which had an impact on the roll out of humanitarian operations across provinces. The polio cVDPV2 vaccination campaign has now resumed: the first round took place between 13 and 15 November and the second round should take place between 27 and 29 November in 91 districts deemed at risk. The response targets 3,490,212 under-five children.