Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 26th, 2003
Starting February 9, 2003, vaccination teams of more than 1.3 million volunteers and health workers, equipped with nearly 200 million doses of vaccine, went house-to-house and worked at booths in communities to reach every child under the age of 5. The teams had to cover a country the size of Western Europe in 6 days, according to WHO.
"This is an extraordinary epidemic," said Dr. Daniel Tarantola, WHO's director of...
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