Rotary Clubs to Hold World Polio Day to Recognize Vaccination Efforts
Rotary Clubs locally and internationally have been working to eradicate polio for years, with only a few cases still in some parts of the world. Rotary members have contributed to nearly three billion children getting vaccinated in a 122 countries.
Rotary International has established what we know as World Polio Day. The day is celebrated on October 24th to recognize the first team that developed a vaccine to combat the virus. The fight against polio began in 1979, with only a few cases still in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
To learn more about World Polio Day and how Rotary International is also responding the coronavirus crisis, visit rotary.org.