During supplemental immunization activities for polio, all children under 5 years of age should receive oral polio vaccine. This Nigerian family was stopped on their way out of town for polio vaccination on the go! The National Stop Transmission of Polio supervisor had to be quick on his feet to flag down this family with three children, all of whom were vaccinated on this day. This picture earned photographer, Lisa K. Esapa, a tie for Second Place, in the in the 2016 CDC Connects, Public Health in Action Photo Contest, in the category of International Programs.
“Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make the world polio free.”
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